Plant ID forum: Which Calathea?

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Feb 27, 2014 12:39 AM CST








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Horntoad
Feb 27, 2014 12:56 AM CST
Could that be Maranta leuconeura?

https://www.google.com/search?q=Maranta+leuconeura&rlz=1C1GG...
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Justin
Feb 27, 2014 1:01 AM CST
I think it is a species of Maranta. Very probably Maranta leuconeura, but I don't know if it is or not another similar species in Maranta genus to be sure about ID.
Maranta leuconera it is nice and funny. At night it folding his leaves in an erect position, like two human hands joined in prayer hence the common name "Prayer Plant". About 8 years ago, I had one, but I did it a gift to somebody when I moved.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maranta_%28genus%29
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Justin
Feb 27, 2014 1:05 AM CST
Both genus, Maranta and Calathea, belong to Marantaceae family.
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plantladylin
Feb 27, 2014 7:40 AM CST
Looks like Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura) to me too.
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terrafirma
Mar 6, 2014 8:06 PM CST
I agree
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purpleinopp
Mar 7, 2014 8:22 AM CST
It's growing with Gibasis geniculata (Tahitian bridal veil.)
There are many Maranta cultivars, probably going by different names depending on who's selling them.
http://exoticangel.com/plant-library/species/maranta

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