Maranta leucaoneura

Botanical Name: Maranta leucaoneura

Phonetic: muh-RAN-tuh loo-KOE-nur-uh

Common Name(s): Prayer Plant

Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brazil
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Green with striking lines, blotches and shading, grayish-green and purplish-green below
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Rarely flowers indoors
Flower Color(s): Insignificant, white

Exposure: Part shade, bright indoor light, no direct sun
USDA: 11-12
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 0.50-1.00 Feet
Spread: 0.50-1.00 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium, reduce water from fall to winter, needs humid conditions
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, spider mites, mealybugs, root rot, leaf spot
Soil: Soil-based potting mix

Features: Evergreen, low-growing, attractive foliage closes at night in a manner resembling praying hands
Uses: Houseplant, pots, hanging baskets, ground cover in tropical areas

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