Maranta Prayer Plant
Commonly known as prayer plant - Maranta is a genus of flowering plants in the family Marantaceae, native to tropical Central and South America, and the West Indies. Maranta was named for Bartolomeo Maranta, an Italian physician and botanist of the sixteenth century. Maranta are all fairly low-growing plants, with none reaching over about 20cm tall, making them excellent for grouped displays of low plants on a windowsill.
How to care for your Maranta
Water: Water once a week from the bottom of the plant if it has drainage holes, and allow the soil to dry out before watering again.
Light: Maranta grow best in bright light, but will tolerate shade. If exposed to direct light, their leaves will fade in colour intensity and often develop blotches or patches.
Humidity: Brown leaf tips indicate that humidity is too low.
Temperature: They enjoy warmth, about 20 degrees C.
Other info -
Pot size: 12cm
Approx height not including pot: 30cm
Toxic to cats & dogs? No
Air purifying? Yes