General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 13
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Bright green to silvery-green upper with alternating dark bands resembling fish bone design; maroon-red reverse.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Sporadically throughout the year.
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Fishbone Prayer Plant

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Date: March
Location: Portland Nursery, Portland Or.
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Location: Madrid, Spain | April, 2023 
Date: 2023-04-02
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Date: 2017-10-10
Location: Botanischer Garten Berlin
Location: Botanischer Garten Berlin
Date: 2023-05-11
Location: Madrid, Spain | April, 2023 
Date: 2023-04-02

photo credit: Mark Pellegrini
Location: Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago IL
Date: 2016-05
Location: Leu Gardens, Orlando FL
Date: 2016-03-01
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