Native to Central and South America, the Maranta gets its common name from its habit of folding its leaves upwards at night, like hands in prayer. This behaviour is called Nyctinasty and is the plants response to changes in light and temperature levels. There are around 40 species of Maranta; this one is charectorised by dark green leaves with purple spots and bright red veins in a herringbone pattern, these markings becoming more vivid as the plant matures. 

Use room temperature water to keep the soil lightly moist and give it a spot in medium indirect light with increased humidity to try to replicate as much as possible its Rainforest origins. 

Air purifying and non toxic.

Maranta Tricolor: Prayer Plant

  • Height 20cm

    Pot Size 12cm

    Please note plants may differ from the one pictured.

    Ceramic pot not included.

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