• Red Maranta Plant
  • Red Maranta Plant
  • Red Maranta Plant

Red Maranta Plant

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SUN
The Red Maranta prefers medium and indirect light. Placement at the interior of bright rooms or near north and east-facing windows are ideal. They’re adaptable to lower light levels, however improper lighting will change the leaf appearance.
WATER
Keep soil consistently moist but not wet. Water when the top soil has dried 1-2 inches and use room temperature, non-tap water. Reduce frequency during fall and winter.
AIR 
Mimic a tropical environment with temperatures between 65º-85º and a high moisture content. Most indoor air will require extra humidity in order for the Red Maranta to thrive. Provide a regular boost of humidity by:
  • Adding a humidifier nearby
  • Creating a pebble tray that lives underneath the pot
  • Placement in a bathroom or kitchen, if lighting is suitable
  • Misting the leaves 2-4x per week with non-tap water
PET FRIENDLY
Red Marantas are safe for cats and dogs.
AESTHETIC
Marantas grow medium-sized oval leaves on spanning stems. Red Marantas have deep green leaves contrasted by red veins and bursts of bright neon along the midrib. Their growth is spread low and wide, usually no more than 3 feet across indoors. 
These plants open and close their leaves in response to daylight and darkness, a fascinating process called nyctinasty. Their expansive stems folding up at night is why they are often called “prayer plants”. Native to tropical forests in Brazil, this allows the plant to protect itself and conserve moisture at night. 
HEALTH BENEFITS
Active exposure to and care for plants has many proven wellbeing benefits, such as: 
  • Lower stress levels
  • Improved mood
  • Superior mental clarity and focus
With their expansive leaves, Marantas are excellent air-purifiers. We recommend them as a plant to keep in the bedroom: their peaceful leaves, oxygenating properties, and humidifying capabilities will help you sleep better and feel refreshed in the morning. Keep their leaves free of dust for optimal photosynthesis and oxygen production.
SPIRITUAL INTERPRETATIONS
Known as a symbolism of gratitude, its daily act of “prayer” encourages us to set aside time for reflection in our own routines, as well as encourage us to connect with others and be present during life's moments.
Marantas make thoughtful gifts to remind our loved ones how impactful they are in our lives.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Easy Intermediate Experienced  
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Arriving to you in careful packaging:
  • Live Red Maranta 
  • Temporary 4-inch or 6-inch nursery pot
  • Care card with tips for success
OUR RECS
We recommend a 4-inch or 7-inch ceramic planter with a drainage hole to provide ideal moisture balance for your Lemon Lime. When repotting, keep your Maranta in a planter of the same size or no more than 2 inches larger.  
Ideal soil amendments include combining peat moss, sand, and/or perlite with your standard potting mix.