Maranta leuconeuraPlease don't kill me, please don't kill me, please don't kill me. Our version of the Lord's Prayer.
Native to the tropics of Brazil, the Maranta thrives in environments that emulate high humidity and partial shade. It likes its soil to be a bit moist and does well in medium or low indirect light.
If you see its leaves rising and falling throughout the day, no need to worry, it’s just following its circadian rhythm. This plant is pet friendly!
Size will vary, but total height is about 14 inches and planter width is 6 inches.
How to not kill me
Water once a week
If that's too hard then we suggest getting a pet rock. Marantas like to be slightly damp, but not wet.
Low to Bright Indirect
Almost as adaptable and versatile as Bill Murray, this plant can handle most indoor lighting situations, but definitely prefers it to be on the brighter side. It should never be exposed to direct light.
Slays in high humidity
It comes from the tropics so mist it frequently with a spray bottle, or use a humidifier to amp up the moisture in your space. It'll thank you by looking good and staying alive.
Don't freak out, the leaves move
The Maranta exhibits nastic movement, which is just a fancy word that means the plant's leaves stand up in response to darkness (i.e. when it's time to sleep or get lit).