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Botanical name Maranta arundinacea /  leuconeura
Common name Maranta or Arrowroot / Prayer Plant
Family Marantaceae
About Maranta was named for Bartolomeo Maranta, an Italian physician and botanist of the sixteenth century. The crowded oval, evergreen leaves are undivided with sheathing stalks. The leaves are flat by day and folded up as the day comes to an end, hence the common name “prayer plant” which attaches to the genus and its species – notably M. leuconeura.
Category House plant
Plant type Perennial
Origin Central and South America, West Indies
Potting medium Use well drained, aerated, loamy, organic matter enriched potting medium GrowpoT–H. Sterilised to reduce the risk of fungal infection & root rot. pH value 5.5 – 6.
Light Put the plant near the window under indirect sunlight or diffused light. Avoid direct sun to protect the leaves against developing blotch or fading of colour. Can tolerate lower light intensity also.
Irrigation The voyage to gain maturity, the plant should be irrigated to assure the medium mustn’t get dry but not over-irrigated. Always give irrigation when top medium starts drying. As the plant become dormant during winter, reduce the irrigation cycle.

For tap water, preserve the water 24 hrs to minimise the presence of salts, chlorine, fluoride etc.

Fertigation Particulars Dose Schedule Mode
Summer winter
GROWMUSS 10 gm / 8” pot 15 Days 30 Days Soil application
Neem Bahar 10 gm / 8” pot 15 Days 30 Days Soil application
Micro nutrient gROWMIN SUPER (f) 2 gm / litre 15 Days 30 Days Foliar spray
Black cobra 3 ml / litre Alternative
Pest control Growneem 3 ml / litre 15 Days 15 Days Foliar spray
Toxicity Non-toxic to pets & human.


Standard Pot – Plastic pot (Click here to see)
· Pot size – 4 inch to 6 inch

· Plant Size – 6 inch to 24 inch (The size may vary based on the availability of the plant/s)

Potting Medium – Coco-peat/ Soil (as and where applicable).

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