Marantas make great houseplants. They come in so many different vivid colours, shapes and sizes. They fold up their leaves at night, like praying hands, giving them their common name, Prayer Plants. Because of their colourful foliage, low light and high humidity requirements marantas are ideal for terrariums and indoor dish gardens. Marantas do NOT do well outside.
Water: Marantas require soil that is constantly moist. That does not mean wet or soggy soil. Lightly water these plants frequently and never allow the soil to dry out. When the top 1/2 inch of soil feels dry add just enough water to moisten the top 1/2 of the pot.
Humidity: They need lots of humidity. To help increase humidity place plants on a tray of pebbles filled halfway with water. Grouping several plants together help raise humidity.
Light: They grow best in low to medium light with little or no direct sunlight and will do very well under artificial plant lighting.