Maranta leuconeura red/black prayer plant
Maranta leuconeura red/black prayer plant
Maranta leuconeura red/black prayer plant

Maranta leuconeura red/black prayer plant


Maranta leuconeura red/black prayer plant 170mm pot 

 

Plant Group

Marantaceae

Size (Can grow to)

Small 10cm-30cm

Growth Habit

Shrub/Bushy/Broad

Position

Bright, indirect Sunlight

Watering

Medium

Description

The Maranta erythroneura is a flowering evergreen, native to Central and South America (primarily Brazil) and are commonly called the Prayer Plant. This variety is the Maranta erythroneura Red/Black Prayer Plant.

They are grown for their attractive foliage. The Red/Black Prayer Plant have oval shaped, deep greenish-black leaves with a distinctive pattern on the top side of the leaf with a red vein and stripe. The leaves have a habit of lying flat during the day, and folding in an erect position at night as if in prayer hence the common name 'prayer plant'.

They make fantastic underbedding plants because of their low growing habit. Position in a partial to shaded position in your garden. If you have it indoors ensure there is good filtered light. They do best in will draining soil. Water when the top layer of soil starts to dry. Remember to adjust the watering for the different seasons.