25 - 35cm Maranta Leuconeura Prayer Plant 12cm Pot House Plant



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Maranta leuconeura, also known as the Prayer Plant, is a popular houseplant known for its beautiful foliage and unique growth habit. Here are some care tips for this plant:

  1. Light: Maranta leuconeura prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some lower light conditions, but its growth and color will be less vibrant.

  2. Water: Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Water thoroughly, and allow any excess water to drain out of the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as this can cause root rot.

  3. Humidity: Maranta leuconeura likes moderate to high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves with water, using a humidifier, or placing a tray of water near the plant.

  4. Temperature: The ideal temperature range for this plant is between 60-80°F (15-27°C).

  5. Soil: Maranta leuconeura prefers a well-draining potting mix that is rich in organic matter. You can use a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite.

  6. Fertilizer: Fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

  7. Pruning: Prune the plant to maintain its shape and remove any yellowing or damaged leaves.

  8. Propagation: Maranta leuconeura can be propagated by stem cuttings or division. Take a stem cutting with a few leaves, and plant it in a pot with moist potting mix. Cover the pot with a plastic bag to create a mini greenhouse, and place it in bright, indirect light. Alternatively, you can divide the plant by gently separating the roots and replanting in a new pot.

  9. Pests and Diseases: Maranta leuconeura is relatively pest-free, but watch out for spider mites and mealybugs. Overwatering can cause root rot.

Maranta leuconeura is a relatively low-maintenance plant that can add a touch of elegance to any room with its beautiful foliage and unique growth habit.

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