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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Completely happy with my purchase. Got the plant shipped to the east coast and it came super healthy and beautiful.
I get so many compliments on this plant!!! It is the most striking in my collection! Ig arrived in beautiful condition. It had a touch of water staining on leaves but that was remedies with a good wipe down. Now, she’s the shining star of my collection!