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The Maranataceae Family - Calatheas, Marantas and Stromanthes

You might not know these guys by name, but you’d have definitely seen them on your socials. Often called the ‘Prayer Plant’ Family, they’re known for their ornate, colourful and patterned leaves and often (but not always) their ability to move their leaves from horizontal to vertical as the day moves into the evening. They also thrive in medium-to-low light, making them ideal houseplants. That being said, we often get asked about Marantaceae care - why are the leaves turning brown at the tips? or how come the colour is fading on the leaves? Hopefully this post helps. Read on!   These plants are typically understory plants, native to moist forests in the Americas, Africa and Asia. In the wild they...

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