Maranta leuconeura var. leuconeura 'Fascinator'

12cm pot - 25cm tall £16.99
available to order from late summer
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Maranta leuconeura var. leuconeura 'Fascinator' prayer plant: Colourful leaves that fold up at night

  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 25cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    The green leaves of this handsome house plant are threaded with bright red veins, as well as attractively patterned along their midrib with yellow-green splotches. All in all, it's a showy plant, and curious too, as the leaves tend to fold their leaves up at night - which is why they are commonly referred to as prayer plants.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Originating from tropical regions, they like relatively stable temperatures (ideally above 15°C) and a well-lit position that does not get direct sunlight (think steamy jungle!). They like to be kept well watered, although this can be cut back a little in winter, and they thrive in high humidity, so either grow it in a steamy room, mist it with water regularly, and/or sit the pot on a tray of dampened shingle.

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My prayer plant is growing wider but is really droopy. Not sure if this is just the weight of the stems and leaves but it no longer looks healthy. Is this normal? What can I do to help it?

RachPlantNewby

The leaves of these plants move around quite a bit to maximise the light levels, so this 'droopiness' may be a reaction to that, however it could also be caused by too much, or even too little water.

Helen

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