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Maranta Leuconeura 'Red Prayer Plant'

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What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!


The Maranta Leuconeura 'Red Prayer Plant' gets the common name of 'Red Prayer Plant' from its habit of raising its leaves to an upright position in the evening, folding together like praying hands. It has wide, oval-shaped leaves that are dark green with red veins. This plant can thrive in any lighting conditions and is friendly to all four-legged friends. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Maranta Leuconeura
  • Common Name: Red Prayer Plant 
  • Family: Marantaceae 
  • Native Range: Brazil

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Can tolerate any lighting conditions. However, avoid direct sunlight because it can scorch the leaves of the plant.
  • Water:  Soil must be kept moist at all times, as this plant does not like dry soil. Use water at room temperature for watering.
  • Humidity:  Moderate humidity
  • Temperature:  68-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding:  Fertilize every two weeks during spring and summer using a water-soluble fertilizer. 
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Growth: Low and wide 
  • Common Pests:  Subject to common pets, but spider mites are the most common
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets.  However, with all plants we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets.