The Maranta genus is a flowering plant. It is also known as a prayer plant because its leaves tend to fold together at night, like a pair of praying hands. Genus Maranta belongs to the family Marantaceae. It is found in tropical Central and South America and the West Indies. It is edible in the form of starch. The species count ranges between 40 to 50. It can grow up to 12 inches in height. Maranta plants are for sale online at Plantly, CHECK THEM OUT NOW!
It needs bright and indirect sunlight and direct sunlight will whiten its leaves. It is sensitive to hard tap water, so filter water is suitable for it, once or twice per week. These plants prefer airy soil whose acidity ranges between 5.5 to 6 pH. While it favors high humidity of 60% to 70% in summer and 50% to 60% in winter the temperature between 15C to 29C is more favorable to it. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) makes yellow patterns in its leaves. It is controllable by removing the infected parts. The use of superphosphate fertilizers can cause the scorch of foliage so strictly avoid it.