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Prayer Plant 'Black'

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Botanical Name: Maranta Leuconeura

Common Name:  Prayer Plant

Maranta Leuconeura, a member of the Marantaceae family (cousin to Calatheas), have beautifully patterned foliage that can elevate your urban jungle homes. Native to Brazil and formally documented by Bartolomeo Maranta.

The cool thing about Maranta is that they have highly photosensitive leaves. Their leaves lay flat in the morning to absorb sunlight and fold up in the evening as if the plant was praying. Hence, the common name, “Prayer plant”. 

Maranta at a Glance:

  • Sensitive to cold
  • Lovers of humidity 
  • Sensitive to mineralized water (Use filtered or distilled)
  • Medium to bright (indirect light)
  • Water when top 1 inch of soil is dry

Armed with a little knowledge, Prayer plants are a joy to have!

Struggling with your Maranta? 

Feel free to reach out to us anytime! We're happy to troubleshoot what your plant needs!

This listing is for the plant only. Planters and accessories not included.