• A Red Maranta shows its leaves over a terracotta planter.
  • A Red Maranta growing in a Matte White planter.
  • Red Maranta Plant

Red Maranta Plant

The active leaves and colorful veins of the Maranta are a unique fan favorite, well worth the care and attention they require. Prayer Plants open their leaves daily and are a gracious reminder to maintain a spirit of gratitude.

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Care Info

The Red Maranta prefers medium and indirect light. Placement at the interior of bright rooms or near north and east-facing windows are ideal. They’re adaptable to lower light levels, however improper lighting will change the leaf appearance.
Keep soil consistently moist but not wet. Water when the top soil has dried 1-2 inches and use room temperature, non-tap water. Reduce frequency during fall and winter.
Mimic a tropical environment with temperatures between 65º-85º and a high moisture content. Most indoor air will require extra humidity in order for the Red Maranta to thrive. Provide a regular boost of humidity by:


  • Adding a humidifier nearby
  • Creating a pebble tray that lives underneath the pot
  • Placement in a bathroom or kitchen, if lighting is suitable
  • Misting the leaves 2-4x per week with non-tap water
Red Marantas are safe for cats and dogs.
Marantas grow medium-sized oval leaves on spanning stems. Red Marantas have deep green leaves contrasted by red veins and bursts of bright neon along the midrib. Their growth is spread low and wide, usually no more than 3 feet across indoors. 


These plants open and close their leaves in response to daylight and darkness, a fascinating process called nyctinasty. Their expansive stems folding up at night is why they are often called “prayer plants”. Native to tropical forests in Brazil, this allows the plant to protect itself and conserve moisture at night. 
Active exposure to and care for plants has many proven wellbeing benefits, such as: 


  • Lower stress levels
  • Improved mood
  • Superior mental clarity and focus


With their expansive leaves, Marantas are excellent air-purifiers. We recommend them as a plant to keep in the bedroom: their peaceful leaves, oxygenating properties, and humidifying capabilities will help you sleep better and feel refreshed in the morning. Keep their leaves free of dust for optimal photosynthesis and oxygen production.
Known as a symbolism of gratitude, its daily act of “prayer” encourages us to set aside time for reflection in our own routines, as well as encourage us to connect with others and be present during life's moments.
Marantas make thoughtful gifts to remind our loved ones how impactful they are in our lives.
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Arriving to you in careful packaging:


  • Live Red Maranta 
  • Temporary 4-inch or 6-inch nursery pot
  • Care card with tips for success
  • Grounded Office Hours: Complimentary 1-on-1 support from our Plant Specialist
We recommend a 4-inch or 7-inch ceramic planter with a drainage hole to provide ideal moisture balance for your Red Maranta. When repotting, keep your Maranta in a planter of the same size or no more than 2 inches larger.  
Ideal soil amendments include combining coco coir, sand, and/or perlite with your standard potting mix. 


Nature is unique - each plant may vary slightly from the plant shown here. Ceramic planters are sold separately.