Maranta plant growing leaf plant of the genus Maranta also known as Prayer plant or Arrowroot, Maranta plant perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropical climate or houseplant and grow in hardiness zone 11+.
Maranta plant leaves
Leaves color green, purple, green with purple or white stripes, white-green or purple-black with green, can be with like “burning marks”, under the leaves can be in green, red or purple color, the leaves in elliptic shape.
Flower color can be: white, pink or purple flowers grow on stem in inflorescence the flower look like beehive the petals merge in the bottom.
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Requirements for Maranta plant growing and care:
Rain water, more than 15C, optimal temperature 18-25C, rich soil, ph 6 and can be little bit lower
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Most of the year
General information about the flower
White, pink or purple flowers grow on stem in inflorescence the flower look like beehive the petals merge in the bottom