Prayer Plant 'Lemon Lime' | Maranta leuconeura, 6" – PlantX US
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Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Prayer Plant 'Lemon Lime'

Maranta leuconeura, 6"

$17.99
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Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Quick Description

The Prayer Plant is known to “pray” - during the day the plant lies flat and during the night it folds up in a praying position. 

Key Information and Plant Overview

  • Binomial Name: Maranta leuconeura 'Lemon Lime'
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright to Medium, Indirect
  • Water: Keep soil consistently moist
  • Pet Friendly: Yes

Prayer plants are exquisite plants full of personality. They get their name from the way they move. YES! That's right, they move. They follow the circadian rhythm of the sun, similar to sunflowers except they raise their leaves up to greet the sun as if they were practicing their sun salutation and at night they lay their leaves down flat. 

The Lemon Lime Variety is a particularly sunny cultivar. The oval leaves branch out almost like lobster claws. The veins of the leaves are highlighted in a bright lemon-lime stripe giving it its name. 

PlantX Top Tip: Remove the flowers that are finished to encourage more vegetative growth.

How to Care for Prayer Plant ‘Lemon Lime’

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Can tolerate low to medium light.
  • Water: Keep soil consistently moist 
  • Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
  • Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
  • Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
  • Propagation: Division and stem cuttings.
  • Repotting: Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
  • Cleaning Tip: Remove damaged / yellowing old leaves at the base of the petiole with a pair of shears.
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic. Always keep your plants away from curious children and pets.

Prayer Plant ‘Lemon Lime’ - Common Problems

The leaves are turning yellow: As a plant matures they lose their bottom foliage. This is completely normal and unavoidable. If the upper leaves are turning yellow, you may need to reassess your watering routine or move the plant away from direct sunlight.

There are dark brown spots on the edges of the leaves: There are a few problems that create dark brown spots - 1. Low humidity. Monitor the humidity levels in your space, if needed you can increase the humidity by misting or with a humidifier. Keep the plant away from any dry heat sources. 2. Overwatering. Follow the watering instructions - allow the top 2” inches of the soil to dry before watering. 3. Too much sun. Although it enjoys a bright location, it’s best to keep the plant out of direct sunlight.

The leaves are beginning to droop and look very sad: Check the moisture level of the soil. Is it very dry? Prayer Plants prefer a consistent soil moisture level. If the plant becomes too dry, the leaves begin to droop and become almost lifeless.

Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.

Common Pests: Spider mites, mealy bugs, and thrips.

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