[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]
[Maranta red-veined]

MIA [Maranta red-veined]

Maranta leuconeura “Erythroneura”

Regular price R 359.00 Save R -359.00
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Marantas are closely related to Calatheas and are some of the most striking houseplants around. Pink-red veins appear almost luminous against a lime green mid-rib, darkening to a rich emerald. This plant is low growing and will spread out forming a short bushy houseplant that will start to trail downwards. 

Comes in a 14cm grow pot. Decorative planters sold separately.


Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79. Rest of South Africa R119. Read our shipping policy here.

Caring for Mia

Light

Medium to bright, but do not expose to direct light or the leaves will develope brown sun spots. If the colours of the leaves start fading this is also a sign the plant is getting too much light.  

Water & humidity

Water often in summer, keeping the soil evenly moist but not soggy. Let the soil dry out 2-3cm down in winter. Marantas are susceptible to root rot, so don't let water sit in the tray. Mist leaves regularly for best results as they love humidity! Humidity is key to success with this plant. Read our tips here

Feeding

Fertilise often in summer, every 2 - 4 weeks to encourage lush growth. 

Re-potting

Every two years in spring. Mix regular potting soil with a good handful of peat moss and pumice stones. This mix ensures good drainage while still retaining moisture. Or use our Hemp Super Soil! Marantas can also be propoagated by cuttings and root division.

Atrium Top Tip

If the leaf starts curling it means lack of water. Brown edges mean lack of humidity.

Quirky plant fact

Marantas, like Calatheas, which are all part of the marantacea family, are known as prayer plants because at night they close their leaves as if in prayer. They originate from deep in the Amazon jungle.

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