General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 15 inches high
Plant Spread: 12 to 15 inches
Leaves: Variegated
Other: Elliptic to oval, 5 to 6 inches in length with rounded, blunt ends. Leaf color is predominately green with patterns of lines, blotches and shading and white veins radiating from the mid rib to the margins. Reverse side gray-green to purplish.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Pink
Bi-Color: Blue and white
Other: White, two lipped with purple spots.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Prayer Plant
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Maranta leuconeura
  • Synonym: Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana
  • Synonym: Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura
  • Synonym: Maranta leuconeura var. leuconeura
  • Synonym: Maranta depressa

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  • Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Oct 26, 2016 12:27 PM concerning plant:
    Prayer plants can be difficult to maintain indoors during the winter months. It's important to keep the plant in a humid area, near a sunny window, and make sure that the soil remains moist. If the leaves turn brown and curl up from lack of humidity, the plant may go dormant. Don't throw it away until after spring and when you can be sure that it is dead. It may come back from rhizomes.
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