The Maranta Red, scientifically known as Maranta leuconeura is a captivating houseplant cherished for its unique foliage. Its leaves are adorned with vibrant red veins that contrast beautifully against the rich green. Like other prayer plants in its family, it raises and lowers these leaves from day to night, a phenomenon called nyctinasty!
Each plant is unique; size and shape fluctuate by season so all measurements are shown as a range
Small plants measure between 4"-8" tall from the soil line to the top of the foliage
Arrives in a nursery grow pot nestled in your planter choice
Maranta RedTropical forests of Brazil
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
This plant can benefit from extra humidity.
Marantas can be sensitive to hard tap water. Try using filtered water or leaving water out overnight before using.
This is a pet friendly plant.
Marantas are nicknamed prayer plants because they exhibit a phenomenon known as nyctinasty. They move their leaves from day to night as a part of their circadian rhythm.
Sad Plant Signs
Curling leaves, brown tips: Not enough humidity
Washed out coloring or brown blotches on leaves: Too much direct sun
Yellowing leaves, rotting stems: Overwatered
Your plants will arrive in happy, healthy condition—guaranteed. If not, we replace them for free.
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