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Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Maranta Leuconeura var. Erythroneura 'Lemon Lime'

 

Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant

Maranta Lemon Lime is a tender, clump-forming evergreen perennial cultivar with intricately patterned leaves. The common name refers to the light green markings on the leaves, these set it apart from the standard pink-ribbed Maranta and make this plant highly coveted amongst collectors. Part of the Marantaceae family, this plant is also called a Prayer Plant due to its habit of raising and lowering its leaves. Pop this beautiful plant somewhere it can catch your eye if you want to see the leaves move. It likes moist soil and partial shade, avoid placing in direct sunlight as this can harm the leaves. This plant has been developed in cultivation and is a popular houseplant. It won't grow from seed and the best way to propagate it is through layering or cuttings. It can produce delicate purple and white flowers which are very short-lived, usually opening and closing within a day. It takes 5 years to reach maturity.

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plant Features
  • Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant likes full sun to deep shade

    Full sun to deep shade

  • Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant

Latin name

Maranta Leuconeura var. Erythroneura 'Lemon Lime'

type

Evergreen Perennials

family

Marantaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant likes full sun to deep shade

    Full sun to deep shade

  • Frost

    Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lemon Lime Maranta Prayer Plant is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Maranta Leuconeura var. Erythroneura 'Lemon Lime'

Maranta Lemon Lime is a tender, clump-forming evergreen perennial cultivar with intricately patterned leaves. The common name refers to the light green markings on the leaves, these set it apart from the standard pink-ribbed Maranta and make this plant highly coveted amongst collectors. Part of the Marantaceae family, this plant is also called a Prayer Plant due to its habit of raising and lowering its leaves. Pop this beautiful plant somewhere it can catch your eye if you want to see the leaves move. It likes moist soil and partial shade, avoid placing in direct sunlight as this can harm the leaves. This plant has been developed in cultivation and is a popular houseplant. It won't grow from seed and the best way to propagate it is through layering or cuttings. It can produce delicate purple and white flowers which are very short-lived, usually opening and closing within a day. It takes 5 years to reach maturity.


Propagating by division

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

When repotting, you can divide your prayer plant into several smaller plants by gently shaking the soil off the roots and working them apart. Each new plant should have a good mass of roots and several stems. Pot these new smaller plants up separately in small, shallow pots. Keep new divisions very warm and moist during the first few weeks until new growth emerges.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Make a stem cutting below a leaf node. Dip the cutting in a rooting hormone and place it in a glass of water, making sure to change the water every two days or so. Once roots form, place the cutting directly into potting soil. Keep the soil moist and mist the plant from time to time.

 
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