15 - 25cm Maranta Leuconeura Variegata Prayer Plant 12cm Pot House Plant
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Maranta leuconeura variegata, also known as the prayer plant, is a popular houseplant known for its striking variegated leaves and unique movements. Native to the tropical regions of Brazil, prayer plants are relatively easy to care for, making them a great addition to any indoor plant collection.
Here are some care tips for Maranta leuconeura variegata:
Light: Prayer plants prefer bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch their leaves, while too little light can cause their variegation to fade. A north-facing window is an ideal location for a prayer plant, as it will receive bright, indirect light throughout the day.
Water: Keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy. Water your prayer plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be sure to use room temperature water, as cold water can shock the roots. Watering from the bottom can help prevent water from getting trapped in the soil and causing root rot.
Humidity: Prayer plants thrive in high humidity environments, but they can also do well in average household humidity. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant, misting the leaves with water, or using a humidifier.
Temperature: Keep prayer plants in temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C). They are sensitive to temperature changes and may drop leaves if exposed to sudden changes.
Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix that retains moisture, such as a mixture of potting soil, peat moss, and perlite.
Fertilizer: Fertilize your prayer plant every 2-3 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Do not fertilize during the dormant season.
Pruning: Regularly remove any yellow, brown, or wilted leaves from your prayer plant to keep it healthy and looking its best.
With the right care, your Maranta leuconeura variegata can live for many years and continue to add a touch of beauty and elegance to your indoor space.
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