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Calathea Maranta Prayer Plant

Calathea Maranta Prayer Plant

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Calathea Maranta Prayer Care

Light: Maranta Calathea Prayer plants enjoy medium indirect light. A room a window will do fine, but brighter rooms will let it thrive and grow faster.

Water: Watering once a week is usually fine. Press your finger about an inch into the soil and if it is dry, it is time to water. It it is damp it can wait a few days. 

Soil: Well-draining potting mix will let your Maranta Calathea Prayer plant.

Humidity: Average humidity in a house is perfectly fine.

Calathea Maranta Prayer Plant Care Information

Prayer plants feature some of the most beautiful foliage in the plant world. They move up and down with the sunlight, which is why this plant is so popular.

They have become a staple for plant lovers due to their visual and striking appearances. There are too many variations to list, but this article will teach you how to care for them to make them thrive. 

Maranta Prayer Plant Sunlight Requirements

Prayer plants need bright indirect sunlight to grow strong. Placing them 2 to 3 feet from a window will supply them with enough to grow big and move with the sunlight.

Be sure that direct sunlight does not come in contact with the leaves, as this could burn the leaves.

In the wild, prayer plants live on the forest floor and get diffused sunlight, so it's best to recreate those conditions in our homes.

How to Water a Maranta Prayer Plant

When watering a prayer plant, allow the first 1 to 2 inches of soil to dry out between watering, but don't let it dry out completely. This is a plant that is not drought tolerant, and will require more attention than a philodendron or monstera.

This will allow air to penetrate the soil and get to the roots. If the soil is too dry you will notice the leaves have lost their firmness, and may start to droop.

To water your prayer plant, soak it in water for 10 minutes and then let it drain for 5 minutes. Place it back in the pot, and you should not have to water for a week.

Be sure to lift the pot every once in a while to learn what wet and dry feels like. Over time it gets easy to water with this method.

Maranta Prayer Plant Humidity Levels

Prayer plants like higher humidity areas, and are also able to adapt to households in Canada, where homes are 30% to 40% humidity.

If you want to give your Calathea Maranta Prayer Plant a boost, bathrooms and kitchens are perfect spots to give it extra daily humidity.

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