You would think this plant had muscles and tendons with the way the leaves move up and down depending on the time of day it is! An organ at the leaves' base produces swelling and shrinkage due to water passing into the cells. This horticulture phenomenon syncs with a rhythmic biological cycle recurring every 24 hours to create this movement in their leaves.
Care Level: Plays Hard to Get
Pet Friendly: Yes
Safe to be around pets.
This beauty got its name from the Italian physician and botanist in the 16th century, bartolomeo Maranta
According to Feng Shui principles, they bring a life energy into your home.
Marantas are a symbol of gratitude, therefore making an appropriate 'thank you' gift!