Calathea & Maranta Potting Mix

Prayer Plants
Prayer Plants
Prayer Plants
Prayer Plants

A truly beautiful blend of Coconut Coir, Bark, Perlite and Biochar to replicate the jungle environments of Tropical America. This potting mix is suitable for all species of Prayer Plants (Calathea, Maranta, Ctenanthe, Stromanthe & Goeppertia) and comes with FREE UK Delivery!


Compost in Litres: *

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Our Calathea & Maranta Compost is made here in the UK and comes in a resealable bag, meaning that you can always use it later if you have too much. It'll also stay fresh for at least twelve months once opened, so never worry about it going off shortly after purchase. We formulate the soil ourselves and keep it in quarantine for 14 days to ensure there are no soil-borne pests like Fungus Gnats.

Quick Facts

  • Free UK Delivery (Within 3 - 5 working days)
  • Suitable for all species of Prayer Plants
  • Our soil is peat-free and comes in recyclable, eco-friendly packaging.
  • Guaranteed to be Fungus Gnat-free, every time!
  • Specifically designed to retain moisture and nutrients, while reducing the risk of under-watering or droughts.
  • All purchases include a Step-by-Step Guide on repotting AND a 50% off voucher for a 1-1 Repotting Advice Call! (Both via email).

Our potting mix is suitable for...

Calathea (Goeppertia)

  • Amagris
  • Anulque
  • Black Magic
  • Chimboracensis
  • Crocata
  • Ecuadoriana
  • Flamestar
  • Gandersii
  • Jungle Velvet (Calathea warscewiczii)
  • Latrinotecta
  • Libbyana
  • Louisae
  • Makoyana
  • Maui
  • Medallion
  • Mosaic Calathea (Network Plant)
  • Peacock Plant
  • Picturata
  • Pin-stripe
  • Rattlesnake Plant (C. lancifolia)
  • Roseopicta
  • Rufibarba (Furry Feather)
  • Sanguinea
  • Veitchiana
  • White Fusion
  • White Star
  • Zebrina


  • Charlie
  • Stromanthe 'Green'
  • Magic Star
  • Sanguinea
  • Thalia
  • Triostar

Ctenanthe (Never Never Plants)

  • Amagris
  • Burle-Marxii
  • Lubbersiana
  • Oppenheimiana
  • Pilosa
  • Setosa
  • Variegata


  • Erythroneura
  • Fascinator
  • Kerchoveana
  • Lemon Lime
  • Leuconeura 
  • Tricolour

Can't find your plant on this list? Send us a message via this link and we'll point you in the right direction! 


Don't know the size of your current pot? Simply measure the pot's top diameter to select the perfect amount of compost!

Size (Litres)Ideal for...
1L13cm pots or smaller
5L15cm - 20cm pots
10L25.4cm - 30.5cm pots
15LMultiple repottings, or Prayer Plant enthusiasts!

This product comprises individually-sourced components to create our quality potting mix. Its basal component, the peat-free soil, is sourced from two well-established companies both in southern England and Northern Ireland that comply with strict garden waste management and production regulations in the U.K.. We then combine the two soil components on-site before adding the perlite, bark, husk and biochar to improve the overall soil structure and replicate the ecological habitats of temperate and tropical climates.

All our products include recyclable packaging/materials, with deliveries made to the local Post Office or parcel depot via fully-electric transport. Our commitment is to provide good quality potting mixes to customers without causing harm to the local and wider environment.
All of our composts come in a resealable bag, so never worry about having a little extra left over. Simply enclose the lid and situate it in a dry, dark area away from pets and children. The soil's freshness will last at least twelve months once opened, so it's great for emergency repotting and top-ups.
Due to the weight difference when containing water, most soil are measured by the volume. Most companies (like ourselves) will go down the route of Litres, with only a few using other methods like the size of their bags/sacks. We use Litres to help the customer visually imagine the amount that they'll receive!
Unfortunately, our handcrafted composts are only available to those in the U.K., due to E.U. trading laws on plant-based materials. However, if you are in the U.K., expect free delivery and postage within three days of purchase! 
Any good potting mix will only hold a certain volume of water before dripping the excess through the drainage holes. You're most likely going to cause root rot by watering the plant too often instead of the exact amount of water per drink.

Here's an example, it's far better to water the plant 7L in one go once a week, as supposed to 1L per day for the entire week. The roots won't be able to access the oxygen within the soil, which is critical for reducing the development of root rot. Like bubbles in an ocean, the air will rise when the potting mix is wet, so it's essential to allow the soil to dry slightly between drinks to regain the oxygen.

Our Repotting Kits are designed to maximise both the air circulation and soil structure around your plant's roots, meaning that it'll have the very best conditions for optimal growth. Remember not to water the soil too frequently, and your little friend will very much enjoy his new home!

We'll send you a confirmation email with the purchase's receipt, along with a Step-by-Step Guide on repotting your plant. You can then refer to the guide once your compost arrives! 😊
Send us an email via this link to ask any further queries you may have about our potting mixes! 😊