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.
Maranta leuconeura is low maintenance and great for beginners. Place in medium to bright indirect light and water when the top 1-2" of soil feel dry. Mist regularly.
- 4" pot: Each pot has multiple clumps, overall size 4-6"
- 6" pot: Each pot has multiple clumps, overall size 6-10"
Ships in a plastic nursery pot. Some natural variation in size and appearance may occur. Planters sold separately. Includes detailed care instructions.
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Luke arrived in good shape--a bit shaken by the trip, but perked up after some spray and a couple days next to his new buddy, Yellow Phil. Picture to follow.