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Maranta Leuconeura 'Red Prayer Plant' - 8" Hanging Basket

8" Hanging Basket

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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.