Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)

Botanical names:
Maranta leuconeura Accepted
Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura Synonym
Maranta leuconeura var. leuconeura Synonym
Maranta depressa Synonym
Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana Synonym

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: can reach up to a foot in height and the blunt-ended leaves grow to about 6 inches long
Leaves: Variegated
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Pink
Bi-Color: Blue and white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Oct 26, 2016 12:27 PM

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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Prayer plant has triplets!! by Rbo Jul 1, 2020 11:45 AM 2
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Maranta leuconeura entry: has pics of a different variety? by skylark Feb 23, 2020 9:08 AM 27
Plant ID by Bjerding Apr 4, 2019 6:15 PM 13
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