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Prayer Plant (Maranta Leuconeura)

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The Maranta leuconeura is a flowering evergreen, native to Central and South America (primarily Brazil) and are commonly called the Prayer Plant. They are grown for their attractive foliage.

The Prayer Plant have oval shaped, strikingly-marked leaves with a distinctive pattern on the top side of the leaf. 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'.

    Botanical Name

    Maranta Leuconeura

    Size (Can grow to)

    Small 10cm-30cm

    Growth Habit



    Bright, indirect Sunlight. Position in a partial to shaded position in your garden. If you have it indoors ensure there is good filtered light. 


    Medium. 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.