Maranta Kerchoveana commonly known as Maranta Green or The Prayer Plant, is native to Brazil hardy tropical plant. Known for its striking foliage and no-fuss personality, it makes a great plant for a beginner.
Maranta Kerchoveana is known for doing a little ‘dance’ throughout the day, meaning you’ll see the leaves lying flat during the day and closing upwards at night as if in a prayer. This behaviour is called nyctinasty, and it happens as a response to changes in the sunlight. Maranta is a great plant to grow in a hanging basket as she’ll grow wide and low from it.
Size: plant is 30-40cm tall and it comes in a 12cm pot.
Light: bright, indirect light
Water: water when the top 3 inches of the soil is dry
Humidity: Above average
Soil: well draining