Red Maranta prayer plant is a popular and attractive houseplant. Its scientific name is Marantha and the variety is ‘Erythroneura,’ which means red veins in Latin. The red veins are in a herringbone pattern, giving rise to another of the plant’s names, – herringbone plant.
The best thing about the plant is its ability to “pray.” This is called a nastic movement and is the plant’s response to light. During the day the leaves are flat, but at night they move upward as if praying to the heavens. This also allows the plant to conserve moisture at night.
Light: Place your Red Prayer Plant in bright, indirect light. Avoid putting it in direct sun—too much sun will fade the leaf colors and burn the foliage.
Temperature: keep warm minimum of 16°C / 60°F. Keep it away from draughts, especially in Winter.
Water: keep well watered in summer. Marantas loves a high humidity, so mist whenever you’re passing.
Feeding: feed with a very weak solution when you water.
Size Pot: 12cm
Decorative pot sold separately.