Prayer Plant 'Red Veined' | Maranta leuconeura 'Erythroneura', 6" HB – PlantX US

Prayer Plant 'Red Veined'

Maranta leuconeura 'Erythroneura', 6" HB

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$29.99
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Quick Description

This Prayer Plant has intricate red veins contrasting against beautiful olive-green foliage. 

Key Information and Plant Overview

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

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. It’s a unique characteristic that makes this plant fun to watch! Way better than watching paint dry. The plant has red veins contrasting against beautiful olive-green foliage. Each angle of the plant is different which makes the way it moves so much more enjoyable.

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

How to Care for Prayer Plant ‘Red Veined’

  • 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 ‘Red Veined’ - 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 and thrips.

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11/25/2021
Kelsey
Canada Canada

I purchased based on the description

I had never seen a plant like this before, But the description said that it moved with the sun and I wanted to tet it out! Plus it's PET FRIENDLY.

11/26/2021

PlantX USA

Hi Kelsey, Such lovely feedback! Pet friendly is definitely a bonus! Let us know if you see your new plant baby move! Thanks for choosing PlantX! Stay Planted. Stay Curious. Stay Healthy. Best, Rochelle PlantX

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