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Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura

Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura, commonly known as a red prayer plant, is an ornamental tropical plant native to the rainforests of brazil. The Maranta gets its nickname from its behavior. Prayer plants display nyctinasty, meaning their leaves move in accordance with their circadian rhythm. The foliage of this houseplant opens towards the sun throughout the day to maximize light intake and returns to an upright position at night to retain moisture and prevent water collection on leaves, reminiscent of hands in prayer. Though this indoor plant should not be forgotten, it is a relatively easy species to care for and is a great option for those who love Calathea and their behaviors but are not ready to tackle the trickier cousin of the Maranta. They grow best where they get medium to bright, indirect light. Being the tropical plants that they are, Maranta should be watered regularly so that the soil is always at least slightly moist but never dry. Both too frequent and infrequent watering will result in burnt leaves and an unhappy live plant.

  • Common names: prayer plant, red veined prayer plant
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Plant Type: tropical perennial foliage
  • Growth: average growth 6-12 inches tall
  • Other: pet-friendly
  • Note: live plant size may vary, no two plants are alike
  • Perfect gift for the Urban Jungle plant parent
Dimensions

5.25" H 5.25" L 14" D

Dimensions
Length

5.25 inches
13.335 centimeters

Height

5.25 inches
13.335 centimeters

Depth

14 inches
35.56 centimeters

Plant Care
light

The Red Veined Maranta houseplant prefers medium to bright, indirect light and is sensitive to direct sunlight. Best to place near an East or West facing window that is filtered by a thin curtain or blinds.

water

The Red Maranta prefers to be moist but not wet or saturated. From our experience, it is easy to over water plants so make sure to feel the dirt by pressing your finger 2 inches in the soil. Yellow leaves are a sign of over watering so, if you see them, scale down the amount of water.

temperature

Maranta houseplants prefer temperatures of 65⁰F to 85⁰F. Do not expose to temperatures below 60⁰F.

fertilizer

A very light feeder, apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer to your Marantas at half strength once every 1 - 3 months.

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Shipping

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Returns

We stand behind the quality of all our products at LiveTrends. Should your plant arrive damaged or dead, we will exchange it within 30 days of when your order was placed.

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