20 - 30cm Maranta Silver Band Prayer House Plant 14cm Hanging Pot

House Plant
£39.99 £29.99

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.

The Maranta leuconeura 'Silver Band' is a captivating cultivar within the Maranta family, celebrated for its distinctive foliage. This variety showcases dark green leaves adorned with a broad, silvery midrib band, creating a striking contrast that appeals to many indoor plant enthusiasts. Like its Maranta counterparts, 'Silver Band' exhibits the characteristic prayer-like movement of its leaves in response to the light cycle, closing up at night and opening during the day, which adds to its charm and intrigue as a houseplant.

General Care Guide for Maranta 'Silver Band'

Lighting: The 'Silver Band' prefers bright, indirect light to maintain its vibrant leaf patterns. It can tolerate lower light levels but may lose some of its variegation in insufficient light. Direct sunlight should be avoided to prevent scorching of the leaves.

Watering: Maintain consistently moist soil without allowing it to become waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Marantas are sensitive to fluoride and other chemicals in tap water, so using filtered or rainwater can prevent issues such as browning leaf tips.

Humidity: High humidity levels are ideal for the 'Silver Band', mirroring its native tropical environment. Aim for humidity of 60% or higher. This can be achieved by misting the plant, using a humidifier, or placing the pot on a pebble tray with water.

Temperature: Thrives in warm conditions, with an ideal temperature range between 18°C to 26°C (65°F to 80°F). Protect the plant from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes, which can stress the plant.

Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix that retains moisture but allows excess water to escape. Good aeration in the soil is important to prevent root rot.

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

Repotting: Repot the 'Silver Band' every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound, typically in the spring. This gives the plant a chance to grow into its new pot during the active growth period.

Pest and Disease Management: Monitor for common pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Prevent fungal diseases by avoiding over-watering and ensuring the plant has good air circulation.

The Maranta 'Silver Band' is not only a visually stunning plant but also relatively easy to care for, making it a great choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts. Its unique foliage and the dynamic movement of its leaves provide a captivating display, enriching any indoor setting.

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  • 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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