Marana Leuconeura, commonly known as a prayer plant, is an ornamental tropical plant native to the rainforests of brazil. The Maranta gets its nickname from its circadian behavior. Their foliage opens towards the sun throughout the day to maximize light intake and returns to an upright position at night to retain moisture and prevent water collection on leaves, reminiscent of hands in prayer. They grow best where they get medium to bright, indirect light. Being the tropical plants that they are, Maranta should be watered regularly so that the soil is always at least lightly moist but never dry. Both too frequent and infrequent watering will result in burnt leaves and an unhappy plant.
The Maranta prefers medium to bright, indirect light and is sensitive to direct sunlight.
The Maranta prefer to be moist but not wet or saturated. From our experience, it is easy to over water plants so make sure to feel the dirt by pressing your finger 2 inches in the soil. Yellow leaves are a sign of over watering so if you see them, scale down the amount of water.
Marantas prefer temperatures of 65⁰ to 85⁰.
A very light feeder, apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every 1 - 3 months.
Our Classic Collection features a tapered terracotta design in two sizes and three styles highlighted by its beautiful color and lush green foliage.The Classic is made of terracotta: a porous, breathable material that allows for water and air circulation in the soil and creates a healthy environment for the plant. The word terracotta can trace its roots back to the Latin words “terra cocta” meaning baked earth. This clay-based pot minimizes over-watering and helps plants maintain healthy roots by absorbing excess moisture from the soil. In addition to its health benefits terracotta is known for developing a unique patina that gives it a beautiful and timeless look as it ages. Inspired by the minimalist lifestyle, this planter is simplistic, tasteful, and authentic.