Maranta plants

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      Everything you need to know about Maranta plants

      Maranta plants, also known as 'prayer plants' because of their characteristic habit of folding their leaves up at night, are popular choices among houseplant lovers. These green beauties not only add a touch of natural elegance to your interior, but they are also surprisingly easy to care for.

      Appearance and variety

      Maranta plants have striking leaves that are often decorated with vivid patterns of stripes and spots. These leaves come in different shapes and sizes, depending on the species. Some Maranta varieties have round leaves, while others are elongated and pointed. The most common species are the Maranta leuconeura and the Maranta leuconeura kerchoveana.

      Care tips

      These plants bloom best in indirect light, so put them near a window, but avoid direct sunlight, which can burn their leaves. Make sure the soil stays moist, but not soaked. It is essential to spray regularly to increase humidity, as Marantas naturally thrive in humid environments.

      Day and night rhythm

      One of the most fascinating features of Maranta plants is their day and night rhythm. During the day the leaves are horizontal and open, but in the evening they fold up like hands praying, which has earned them the nickname 'prayer plants'. This behavior is a natural response to light changes and is a great conversation topic for guests.

      Air purification

      In addition to their aesthetic appeal, Maranta plants also contribute to healthier indoor air. They absorb harmful chemicals and increase humidity, making your breathing easier.

      All in all, Maranta plants are not only beautiful and interesting plants to look at, but they are also a valuable addition to any home, even for those without green fingers. So what are you waiting for? Add a touch of natural beauty to your interior with a Maranta plant from Plantique. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.