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The Maranta Leuconeura Marisela is a beautiful variety of Prayer plants that is hard to find in the UK. We have been waiting two years to get this plant back in stock, and it remains very hard to find in Europe despite its popularity. This plant makes the variegated monstera look common!
Maranta Leuconeura Marisela is a unique and beautiful plant that will impress any enthusiast. This plant, also known as the "prayer plant," is characterized by its striking foliage and unique ability to fold its leaves at night, resembling praying hands called nyctinasty. During the day, the leaves open up to absorb sunlight and photosynthesize. However, when the sun goes down, the leaves fold up, which is thought to be a protective mechanism to conserve moisture and prevent damage from cooler temperatures and dew.
The Maranta Leuconeura Marisela is a variety of the Maranta Leuconeura species that have been selectively bred to have light green leaves with darker green veins and striking red-purple undersides. The leaves are oblong-shaped and have a feather-like texture, which adds to the plant's overall beauty.
In the wild, Maranta Leuconeura Marisela typically grows along the ground in the understory of tropical rainforests. It is native to Brazil and other parts of South America, where it can be found growing in damp, shaded areas with high humidity. The plant spreads through a rhizomatous root system, sending out runners that produce new plants. This growth habit allows the plant to form dense mats of foliage that provide ground cover in its natural habitat.
This plant is not only the most beautiful of all the maranta in our opinion, but it is also relatively easy to care for, making it a great option for beginners. It thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers consistently moist soil. It's best to keep the soil moist but not too wet to prevent root rot.
Overall, the Maranta Leuconeura Marisela is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that can add a unique touch to any indoor space. Its striking foliage and distinct ability to fold its leaves at night make it a popular choice among plant enthusiasts.
Maranta Leuconeura Marisela care level
These plants are not tricky to manage, so they are recommended if you have just a little experience with houseplants, but you must be confident that you won't overwater and have access to good light.
Where should I put this plant?
Maranta can take low or direct light.
How should I water this plant?
The Maranta plant likes to be watered only when the top 2 inches of soil are dry. During the summer months, you need to water regularly.
Should I feed this houseplant?
Maranta leuconeura Mariselacan can be given a liquid feed monthly during the spring and summer months. Have a look at our vegan, organic plant food!
Is this houseplant suitable if I have pets?
Like most Maranta varieties, it is mildly toxic to pets. The problems with toxicity come from ingestion, but it takes a large amount for symptoms to occur.
What size is this plant?
All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot