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Maranta Leuconeura 'Lemon Lime Prayer Plant'

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The Lemon Lime Maranta, also known as the prayer plant, is a vibrant and visually striking houseplant that adds a splash of color to any indoor space. This plant is admired for its bold, lime-green leaves accented with dark green patterns and bright yellow veins, creating a stunning visual contrast. The Lemon Lime Maranta's leaves fold up in the evening, resembling hands in prayer, which gives it its common name. Its compact size and captivating foliage make it an ideal choice for tabletops, shelves, or hanging baskets, adding a touch of tropical beauty to your home decor.

Ed's Plant Profile

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

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Bright to medium indirect light, can tolerate periods of low light
  • Water:  Soil should be kept moist and allowed to partially dry out between watering. Use filtered, room temperate water.
  • Humidity:  Average
  • Temperature:  60-85F
  • 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.

Caring for your Lemon Lime Maranta is simple, making it a perfect addition for both novice and experienced plant lovers. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light but can also adapt to lower light conditions, although its vibrant colors may be less pronounced. Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy, as the Lemon Lime Maranta prefers a humid environment. Regular misting or placing the plant near a humidifier will help maintain the necessary humidity levels. Additionally, occasional feeding with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season will support healthy growth. With these easy care tips, your Lemon Lime Maranta will flourish, bringing a lively and elegant touch to your indoor garden.