20 - 30cm Maranta NoID Prayer House Plant in 15cm Hanging Pot

House Plant
£39.99

Delivery Time: Delivered within 1-2 working days. £6.99 for Unlimited Plants

These plants are kept in optimal conditions at their specialist growers until ordered. This means they take little longer to be delivered, but quality is assured. Please allow up to 7 days for these to be delivered.

A Maranta labeled as "NOID" indicates a plant that is "No IDentification" or not specifically identified by variety. Marantas, commonly known as prayer plants, are cherished for their striking leaf patterns and movement, where leaves fold upward at night as if in prayer. Even without a specific variety identification, caring for a Maranta NOID involves the same general care principles applicable to most Maranta species. These plants are native to tropical regions of the Americas and thrive under conditions that mimic their natural habitat.

General Care Guide for Maranta

Lighting: Marantas prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate low light conditions, which makes them excellent for indoor environments, but vibrant leaf colors and patterns are best maintained under brighter light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Marantas are sensitive to fluoride and other chemicals often found in tap water, so using filtered or rainwater can prevent leaf tip burn.

Humidity: High humidity is crucial for Marantas, reflecting their native jungle environment. Aim for humidity levels of 60% or higher. Misting the leaves, placing the pot on a pebble tray filled with water, or using a humidifier can help maintain adequate humidity.

Temperature: Marantas prefer warm temperatures, ideally between 18°C to 26°C (65°F to 80°F). They should be protected from drafts and significant temperature drops, especially during colder months.

Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. Marantas prefer soil that retains moisture but allows excess water to drain freely to prevent root rot.

Feeding: Fertilize with a balanced, half-strength liquid fertilizer every 4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization in autumn and winter when the plant's growth naturally slows.

Repotting: Marantas generally need to be repotted every 1-2 years or when they become root-bound. Spring is the best time for repotting, giving the plant a chance to grow into its new pot during the active growth period.

Pest and Disease Management: Watch out for pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Regular inspections and prompt treatment with insecticidal soap or neem oil are effective. Avoid over-watering and ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

Leaf Movement: Marantas are known for their nyctinastic movements, meaning their leaves move in response to light changes, folding up at night and spreading out during the day. This is normal behavior and one of the charming characteristics of the plant.

Caring for a Maranta NOID involves providing conditions that mimic its natural tropical habitat, including appropriate light, moisture, and humidity. With the right care, your Maranta will thrive indoors, showcasing its beautiful foliage and fascinating leaf movements.

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Our custom made boxes are perfect for transporting your new plants straight from our Yorkshire tropical nursery direct to your door. We use a next day DHL service as standard, allowing plants to be delivered as fast as possible.

Check out our YouTube video to see exactly how we pack for safe delivery.

  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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