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Posted 2M ago by @Charli3Plant

Plant Rehab Help

I got some plants from a friend recently, and I'm not sure what to do for them. I know I'm going to need to repot them soon-ish; unsure of the care they were receiving in their old home. What kind of soil should I put the prayer plant in? I know they're Calathea adjacent, which is a type of plant I usually avoid. Any advice would be welcome. #plantsmakepeoplehappy #planttherapy #plantaddict #plantinfo #plantmafia #palmcaresolutions #parlorpalm #prayerplant
0ft to light, indirect
12” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 months ago
+1 to @Aikalovesphilos. If you’re trying to figure out if you have stuff on hand that’ll work - prayer plants will do just fine in a soil & perlite blend… they’d do even better if you added some charcoal/worm castings/small orchid bark/peat moss or coco coir.
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Yeah I have some indoor potting mix and perlite, plus some tropical plant mix (MiracleGro). Could I mix them together and plant it in that?
@Charli3Plant Looked up the miracle grow ingredients for that formula and yeah - that’d work. Personally with what you’ve got, I’d go 50/50 soil to perlite. As for the soil, both the miracle grow and the potting mix would be fine, but I’d probably do an even blend of both, then do that 50/50 with perlite.
@Charli3Plant Welcome to the Greg community! Marantas come from the tropics of Central and South America, as well as the West Indies. The most common species is Maranta leuconeura, and its originally from Brazilian tropical forests. It grows through rhizomes, which means that the plant sends out dense root clumps, or root stalks, and new leaves emerge from the mini-bulb looking clumps. It’s these rhizomes that make repotting a maranta potentially challenging – you don’t want to damage the rhizomes or their delicate supporting roots! This website might help you further: soil.&sa=U&sqi=2&ved=2ahUKEwjurM6P_vWDAxXWlYkEHZEaCRcQ5YIJegQIGxAA&usg=AOvVaw08ArYz6PPoM7IxacXXqpX6" target="_blank">https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.masterclass.com/articles/prayer-plant-care%23:~:text%3DPrayer%2520plants%2520do%2520best%2520in,moist%2520but%2520well%252Ddraining%2520soil.&sa=U&sqi=2&ved=2ahUKEwjurM6P_vWDAxXWlYkEHZEaCRcQ5YIJegQIGxAA&usg=AOvVaw08ArYz6PPoM7IxacXXqpX6