Hailing from Brazil, the evergreen perennial Golden Mosaic is revered for the strikingly beautiful gold and cream variegations on its large, oval leaves. It belongs to the Marantaceae family, known as 'Prayer Plants,' which, much like humans and unlike most plants, have a wake-and-sleep cycle according to a circadian rhythm. This means the leaves move upwards during the night and downwards throughout the day in search of the sun.
The Golden Mosaic enjoys growing in evenly moist soil with high humidity during the growing season. It will require less watering in the winter months. Water your Golden Mosaic when the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry. During the growing season, spring and summer, you may need to water more often to keep the soil consistently moist. You will want to reduce watering in the winter and allow the soil to dry a bit between watering. This plant thrives with soft water or rainwater. If you use tap water, leave it sitting for a day to reduce the amount of chlorine in the water and protect your plant from damage.