5" Maranta Leuconeura aka Prayer Plant, Red
Named after Bartolomeo Maranta, an Italian physician and botanist of the 16th century, the Maranta is native to – no, not Italy – but France! It’s more commonly known as a Prayer plant since their leaves fold up at night like two small hands coming together at the foot of a bed just before it’s bedtime. Low and slow growing – these Prayer plants can eventually get up to a foot tall in your home. We recommend Prayer plants for smaller spaces if you’re looking for something that won’t outgrow your micro-sized apartment too quickly. Plus, they’re a low, lush plant with incredibly beautiful and colourful leaves in case you’re looking to add more than just green to your décor and list of things to keep alive.
Maranta leuconeura var. ‘Massangeana’ (Black Prayer Plant)
Maranta leuconeura “marisela”