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Prayer Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Maranta Leuconeura 'Kim'

 

Prayer Plant

At night, the maranta leaves fold upward like praying hands giving the plant its common name of prayer plant. These plants like a shaded location. Maranta leuconeura is a well-known houseplant in temperate regions, requiring a minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F). In warmer climates it can be grown as groundcover in moist, shady areas.

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plant Features
  • Prayer Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Prayer Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Prayer Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Prayer Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Prayer Plant

Latin name

Maranta Leuconeura 'Kim'

type

Flowering plant

family

Marantaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Prayer Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Prayer Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Prayer Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Prayer Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Prayer Plant is 0.30meters x 0.20meters 0.30 M 0.20 M

Maranta Leuconeura 'Kim'

At night, the maranta leaves fold upward like praying hands giving the plant its common name of prayer plant. These plants like a shaded location. Maranta leuconeura is a well-known houseplant in temperate regions, requiring a minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F). In warmer climates it can be grown as groundcover in moist, shady areas.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Maranta leuconeura is a well-known houseplant in temperate regions, requiring a minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F). In warmer climates it can be grown as groundcover in moist, shady areas. A light north window suits them for the months spent indoors. They can be put outdoors during the summer in a place that is cool and shady. Use a loose soil composed of equal parts of sand, peat moss, shredded cow manure and good loam or leaf mold – again an African Violet mix will work fine.

 
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