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The ultimate guide for a Maranta Prayer Plant

Maranta Prayer Plant

The Maranta Leuconora, also known as the Prayer Plant, is a close cousin of the famous Calathea. Unlike the Calathea, a Maranta is actually quite easy to take care of. The Maranta Prayer plant is a beautiful tropical plant from the jungle floor that can brighten up your space significantly.

To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.

  1. How to care for a Maranta Leuconora (Prayer plant)
  2. How to make your soil retain more water?

This plant might be quite easy to take care of, but it isn't the best plant for the beginning plant owner. The Prayer plant doesn't have very clear symptoms when something is going wrong, so it takes a little practice to find it's happy place. However, when you figure out how to take care of this plant, it's one of the easiest and beautiful plants in your collection.

In this ultimate plant care guide for the Maranta Leuconora or Prayer plant, we're highlighting all the resources that might be useful when you're about to take care of your plant for the first time. Together, we'll discover what makes this plant tick and how you can help it thrive.

Summary of Maranta Prayer Plant care

Find out what the Maranta Prayer Plant prefers when it comes to its plant care. These are the most important parts of taking care of the Maranta Prayer Plant!

Watering your Maranta Prayer Plant

The Maranta Prayer Plant likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.

Sunlight for your Maranta Prayer Plant

The Maranta Prayer Plant does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.

Fertilizing your Maranta Prayer Plant

The Maranta Prayer Plant needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.

Soil for your Maranta Prayer Plant

The Maranta Prayer Plant prefers a moist growing environment, so you'll need soil that holds onto water well. You can use vermiculite and coconut coir to hold onto more moisture.

Temperature for the Maranta Prayer Plant

The Maranta Prayer Plant prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 24°C (64 - 75°F).

Propagating the Maranta Prayer Plant

To propagate the Maranta Prayer Plant, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Maranta Prayer Plant and plant that in moist soil.

Repotting the Maranta Prayer Plant

You should repot your Maranta Prayer Plant once every 1 year(s). This helps your Maranta Prayer Plant to stay healthy for many years.

Difficulty of Maranta Prayer Plant plant care

The Maranta Prayer Plant is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.

1. How to care for a Maranta Leuconora (Prayer plant)

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How to care for a Maranta Leuconora (Prayer plant)

The Maranta Leuconora, also known as the Prayer plant, is a tropical plant that's closely related to a Calathea. In this plant care guide, we're going to look at how you can best take care of this beautiful, yet easy to care for houseplant.

Read "How to care for a Maranta Leuconora (Prayer plant)"

2. How to make your soil retain more water?

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How to make your soil retain more water?

Moisture-loving plants thrive in soil that's moist most of the time. But how do you make sure your soil is moist without attracting pests or overwatering your plant? In this plant care guide, we're going to look at several ways you can improve the water retention of your soil to help your plants thrive.

Read "How to make your soil retain more water?"

Frequently asked questions

How should you water the Maranta Prayer Plant?
The Maranta Prayer Plant likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.
How much sunlight does the Maranta Prayer Plant need?
The Maranta Prayer Plant does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.
How much fertilizer does the Maranta Prayer Plant need?
The Maranta Prayer Plant needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.
What is the best soil for the Maranta Prayer Plant?
The Maranta Prayer Plant prefers a moist growing environment, so you'll need soil that holds onto water well. You can use vermiculite and coconut coir to hold onto more moisture.
What is the ideal temperature for the Maranta Prayer Plant?
The Maranta Prayer Plant prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 24°C (64 - 75°F).
How do you propagate the Maranta Prayer Plant?
To propagate the Maranta Prayer Plant, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Maranta Prayer Plant and plant that in moist soil.
How often should you repot the Maranta Prayer Plant?
You should repot your Maranta Prayer Plant once every 1 year(s). This helps your Maranta Prayer Plant to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Maranta Prayer Plant easy to take care of?
The Maranta Prayer Plant is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.

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