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Nicknamed the “prayer plant”, the Maranta is famous for the unique up and down movements of its dramatic foliage. It can tolerate low light, is air purifying, and makes a fantastic birthday gift for your favorite plant parent.

Arrives in a nursery grow pot nestled inside our ceramic planter.

Plant Care

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Bright indirect to medium light

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Water every 1–2 weeks

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Pet friendly

Plant Bio

The Maranta (Maranta leucomeura) is a pet-friendly prayer plant known for its dramatic foliage. Native to the tropical forests of Brazil, the maranta is most at home in indirect bright light and slightly higher humidity. If your maranta fades in color or becomes washed out, it might be receiving too much direct sun. Marantas (and their family members, calatheas) are often called 'prayer plants' because of their unique leaf movements — they raise and lower their leaves from day to night as a part of their circadian rhythm. This phenomenon is called nyctinasty. Plant movements are controlled by a flux of water pressure in the pulvini (nodes at the base of the leaves). Scientists theorize that these movements are meant to follow the sun and catch as much light as possible — an essential trait for a forest-floor-dwelling plant.

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Origin of Maranta

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