Maranta leuconeura - Herringbone Plant
This brightly patterned plant's complete latin name is Maranta leuconeura erythroneura. Otherwise known as the Herringbone Plant, its leaves are striped with bands of bright pink. Like most members of the Marantaceae family, the plant has a unique habit of folding its leaves upwards at night, which is why it's also known as the Red Prayer Plant. The plant has a trailing habit, and will eventually cascade over the sides of its pot, growing to about 12-18". As it matures, tiny lavender flowers appear on slender flower stalks, typically in summer.
• Light: Medium to bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry
• Considerations: Mist periodically or set on a pebble tray to create a humid environment. Pet friendly! Check out our Prayer Plant Care Guide for more in-depth information.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Maranta leuconeura that meets our rigorous quality standards in a your choice of a 4" or 6" nursery pot – Coco Planter sold separately. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos (6" plant shown).
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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My maranta arrived beautifully packed and healthy. She’s doing well, resting before she moves into her pretty pot. Thanks!
just in time!
my lemon maranta, and herringbone maranta, were part of a gift basket for my son he has always admired my plants when he visits. I decided to add some to his collection. I ordered from Pistils because I trusted they would arrive in good shape and decent size. They looked great on arrival and just in time! Thank you! I live at the Jersey shore, so that's quite a trip for any plant. Again thank you!
The plant arrived well packaged and in great shape, doing wonderfully so far!