The OG prayer plant, the "herringbone" Maranta is decidedly the lowest maintenance member of its family, able to handle a little more light and a little less water than its needier relatives. Ideally, though, your maranta wants bright, indirect light, its soil to remain just slightly damp, and a frequent misting to boost humidity. A fast grower, Marantas turn into elegant hanging plants, perfect for a hanging basket or a high shelf.