The Maranta Leuconeura 'Lemon Lime Prayer Plant' gets its common name of 'Lemon Lime Prayer Plant' from the light green markings on its leaves that sets it apart from the standard pink-ribbed Maranta. However, like the pink-ribbed Maranta, it has the habit of raising its leaves to an upright position in the evening, folding together like praying hands. This plant can thrive in any lighting conditions and have the added benefit of being friendly to all your four-legged friends.
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.