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Maranta Fascinator
Maranta Fascinator
Maranta Fascinator
Maranta Fascinator
Maranta Fascinator
Maranta Fascinator
Maranta Fascinator
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Maranta Fascinator

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The Maranta Fascinator, commonly known as the Prayer Plant, is a strikingly beautiful houseplant, celebrated for its decorative, broad, oval leaves. These leaves are a vibrant green with distinctive dark green to purple markings and a herringbone-like pattern that runs along the veins, often accompanied by a pink or red midrib. A unique feature of the Maranta is its movements. Its leaves lie flat during the day to absorb light and then fold upwards at night, resembling hands in prayer, hence the common name.

Light

Prefers bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can fade its colorful markings or scorch the leaves, while too little light can cause leggy growth. A north-facing window or a spot receiving filtered light is ideal.

Watering

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. 

Humidity

High humidity levels are crucial for keeping your Prayer Plant healthy. Aim for 50% humidity or higher. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water, grouping it with other plants, or using a humidifier.

Temperature

Prefers warm temperatures between 18°C - 27°C. Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature changes which can stress the plant.

Soil

Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. Good aeration and drainage are essential to prevent root rot.

Fertilizing

Feed with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Do not fertilize in the fall and winter when growth naturally slows.

Potting and Repotting

Repot in the spring every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. Choose a pot only slightly larger than the previous one as Marantas prefer to be slightly root-bound.

Pruning

Prune away any yellow or damaged leaves to encourage healthy growth and maintain the plant’s appearance. Regular pruning can also promote a bushier growth habit.

Pests and Diseases

Watch for common pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure your pot has good drainage.

Am I pet friendly?

For any pet parents out there - this houseplant is non-toxic.

What size am I?

I come in a 12cm pot & approx 25cm tall