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!
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 daughter new how much I love this plant and got it for me as a surprise! It came packaged so well and the plant itself is so healthy. Thank you for sending such great quality.