Red Maranta

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Maranta leuconeura ‘Red’

Common Names: Red Maranta, Red Prayer Plant

Overview: The Red Maranta captivates with its stunning foliage and vibrant hues. Originating from tropical regions of Central and South America, this striking cultivar features lush green leaves adorned with bold red veins, creating a mesmerizing contrast that adds a pop of color to any indoor space. Like its relatives in the Maranta family, the Red Maranta exhibits the characteristic leaf movements, folding upward at night like hands in prayer, earning it the common name “Prayer Plant”. Thriving in bright, indirect light and moderate humidity, the Red Maranta is an ideal choice for indoor cultivation, where its beauty can be enjoyed year-round.

Description

Maranta plants, often referred to as Prayer Plants, are beloved for their stunning foliage and unique leaf movements. Native to the tropical regions of Central and South America, Marantas have captured the hearts of plant enthusiasts worldwide with their striking appearance and relatively easy care requirements. In this comprehensive care guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know to keep your Maranta thriving and healthy.

Caring for your Maranta

Maranta plants belong to the Marantaceae family and encompass several species, including Maranta leuconeura, Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana, and Maranta tricolor. They are known for their ornate, patterned leaves, which feature vibrant hues of green, often adorned with intricate patterns of darker green veins. One of the most distinctive characteristics of Maranta plants is their leaf movements, which fold upward at night, resembling hands in prayer, hence the common name “Prayer Plant.”

Light

Maranta plants thrive in bright, indirect light. They prefer filtered sunlight or dappled shade, making them excellent choices for placement near windows with sheer curtains or in well-lit rooms away from direct sunlight. While they can tolerate some direct sunlight, prolonged exposure can lead to leaf scorching, so it’s best to avoid placing them in overly bright or intense light conditions.

Water

Proper watering is essential for the well-being of Maranta plants. They prefer consistently moist soil but are susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out slightly between waterings, then water thoroughly until excess water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely or become waterlogged. During the growing season (spring and summer), you may need to water more frequently, while in the winter months, you can reduce watering frequency.

Additionally, they thrive in high humidity environments, ideally between 50% to 60%. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles beneath the plant, or using a room humidifier.

Soil

Maranta plants thrive in well-draining, peat-based potting mixtures with added perlite or sand to improve drainage. A slightly acidic to neutral pH soil (pH 6.0 to 7.0) is ideal for optimal growth. Avoid using heavy soils or those that retain too much moisture, as they can lead to root rot and other issues. Repotting may be necessary every 1-2 years to refresh the soil and provide adequate space for root growth.

Fertilizing

During the growing season (spring and summer), fertilize your Maranta plant monthly with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Avoid fertilizing during the winter months when the plant’s growth slows down. Over-fertilizing can lead to fertilizer burn and other nutrient-related issues, so it’s essential to follow the recommended dosage and frequency specified on the fertilizer label.

Pruning and Maintenance

Regular pruning helps maintain the health and appearance of Maranta plants. Remove any yellowing, damaged, or dead leaves promptly to encourage new growth and prevent the spread of disease. You can also trim back leggy stems to promote bushier growth and improve the plant’s overall appearance. Additionally, periodically clean the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and debris, allowing them to photosynthesize more effectively.

Propagation

Maranta plants can be propagated easily through division or stem cuttings. To propagate by division, carefully separate the plant into smaller sections, ensuring each division has a healthy root system and a few stems with leaves. Plant the divisions in separate pots filled with well-draining potting mix and keep them in a warm, humid environment until they establish roots. Alternatively, you can propagate Maranta plants from stem cuttings by taking a cutting with at least one leaf node and rooting it in water or moist potting mix.

Common Pests and Problems

While Maranta plants are relatively resilient, they may encounter occasional pest infestations or issues such as leaf browning, yellowing, or curling. Common pests that affect Marantas include spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Monitor your plants regularly for signs of pests and treat infestations promptly with natural or chemical insecticides. Additionally, ensure proper watering practices and maintain adequate humidity levels to prevent leaf problems caused by underwatering or low humidity.

9 reviews for Red Maranta

  1. shalon (verified owner)

  2. Lynn (verified owner)

  3. Amy Mills (verified owner)

    I think 2 plants in one at least! Love the leaves on this Prayer Plant! Beautiful as always! Packaged very very well and shipped so quickly! Not my first, and not my last purchase! Thanks Plantvine!!! ❤️

  4. Dana Ross (verified owner)

  5. Deserae Lindsley (verified owner)

    My plant arrived a little crumpled and sad but it’s already sprung back and it’s putting out new leaves! So happy with my purchase.

  6. Nicole C. (verified owner)

  7. Robin S. (verified owner)

    Just as pictured

  8. Carol H. (verified owner)

    It arrived a little rough cause it had been tossed a great deal! The plant was purchased as a present! It was gorgeous and happy once I gave it some water! I know that the plants that I get from plantvine are always strong and beautiful! Thanks again for the great plant. I’m going to have to get one for me now!!

  9. Nancy Hoglund (verified owner)

    Received my beautiful plants couldn’t ask for a better quality of plants

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