Maranta Care

Maranta Care

Maranta Care

Maranta are plants in the same family as Calathea. They are generally easier to care for than the average Calathea, and make great hanging plants with interesting foliage.

Popular varieties: Lemon LimeRed, Leuconeura, Never Never Plant, shop all Maranta


Light: 

  • Needs moderate to bright, indirect light 
  • Yellow leaves can be caused by direct sun or insufficient light.

Water: 

  • Water roughly once a week, keep soil consistently moist 
  • Maranta are relatively easy care, but if browning occurs, it can be a sign of metals and chemicals in water. If this occurs, using filtered or distilled water helps

Humidity

  • Benefits from humidity; mist daily or keep near a humidifier/wet pebble tray 
  • Will grow more rapidly when the humidity is higher than 60 percent

Soil Type: 

  • Needs to be moisture retentive, but still have good drainage 
  • 50 percent potting soil, 20 percent orchid bark, 20 percent charcoal, and 10 percent vermiculite/perlite

Toxicity Level: 

  • Non-toxic, good choice for pet owners 

Additional Information:

  • Very easy to propagate from stem cuttings 
  • Does not like cold; keep above 65 degrees
  • Can go dormant in winter; cut back watering to once every 2 weeks