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Maranta leuconeura kerchoveana variegata

999.00

Description

Maranta leuconeura, commonly known as the prayer plant, is a stunning evergreen perennial native to the rainforests of Brazil. It’s prized for its captivating foliage and unique daily movement, where its leaves fold upwards at night, resembling praying hands.

Here’s a closer look at its key features:

  • Appearance:

    • Leaves: The star of the show! They’re oval-shaped, rich green with intricate patterns of lighter green, brown, and reddish veins radiating from the central midrib. The undersides boast a contrasting purple-green hue.
    • Size: It’s a compact plant, typically reaching 12-15 inches in height and spread.
    • Flowers: While not the main attraction, prayer plants occasionally produce small, white or purple flowers with spotted lips, usually in late spring or early summer.
  • Behavior:

    • Nyctinasty: This fancy term describes the plant’s fascinating leaf movement. As the sun sets, the leaves raise and fold together at the petioles, like hands clasped in prayer. This movement is thought to help conserve moisture and protect the delicate leaves from nighttime chills.
    • Phototaxis: Prayer plants react to sunlight. During the day, their leaves orient themselves horizontally to maximize light capture.
  • Care:

    • Light: Bright, indirect sunlight is ideal. Avoid harsh direct sun, which can scorch the leaves.
    • Soil: Well-draining, humus-rich potting mix is essential.
    • Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Allow the top inch to dry slightly between waterings.
    • Humidity: Prayer plants thrive in humid environments. Misting the leaves regularly or using a humidifier can help.

Overall, the Maranta leuconeura is a relatively low-maintenance plant that adds a touch of the tropics to any indoor space. Its captivating foliage, unique movement, and air-purifying properties make it a popular choice for plant enthusiasts of all levels.

(MRP Inclusive of all taxes)

  • Shipping Rs. 149 for entire order.
  • Plants will be shipping with pots.
  • Dispatch will be done within 3 to 5 days.
  • Delivery will be done within 2 to 4 days.
  • Country of origin: India.
  • Images may varies with the plant due to climate ,shipping, etc.

How to Care :

  • Make sure your plants are getting enough water and sunlight.
  • Recommended Soil Media: 40% Garden Soil 25% cocopeat 25% Organic manure/Vermicompost 5% charcoal chips 5% perlite.
  • Fertilize your plants once a month.
  • Avoid over-watering your plants.
  • Cut off any dead or diseased Leaves.
  • Make Sure Pots Have Drainage Holes.
  • Don’t Repot Immediately after received wait for at least 2-3 Days.

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