Maranta Leuconeura

Meet Maranta Leuconeura, a plant that's as fascinating as it is beautiful. Known as the 'Prayer Plant' or 'Ten-commandments', this plant is a real showstopper with its striking leaf colors and unique behavior. Yes, you heard it right, this plant has behavior!

Maranta leuconeura

Dappled Sunlight

Specific light requirements are not available.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Maranta leuconeura

The Prayer Plant is a small, recurring plant that typically grows between 6 to 12 inches in height and spreads out 6 to 24 inches wide. Its leaves are a spectacle to behold, with colors ranging from lemon to verdant, amethyst, streaked, and alabaster. It also produces delicate plum and milky flowers, adding to its overall charm. But the real magic happens when the sun goes down, as the leaves fold together, resembling hands in prayer. Hence the name, Prayer Plant!

Did you know that the Prayer Plant's leaves fold up at night as a way to conserve water? It's a neat little trick that makes this plant not just beautiful, but also quite smart!

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Our design recommendations

The Prayer Plant is a perfect choice for indoor gardening. It thrives in pots and can add a touch of nature to your living room, office, or any indoor space. Its vibrant leaves can brighten up any room and its unique 'praying' behavior can be a great conversation starter!