Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura 'Lemon Lime' - Prayer Plant

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Scientific Name
Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura (Maranta's white string plant, variety: red string) 'Lemon Lime'

Common Name
Lemon Lime Prayer Plant, Lemon Prayer Plant, Prayer Plant, Lemon Lime Maranta

Native to Central and Eastern Brazil

The colour scheme of this Maranta is bright yellows and greens, as suggested in the variety name 'Lemon Lime'. This is a variation on the 'Tricolor' in which the red veins have been swapped for striking pale yellow/green and it is a great look, as the deep, velvety green in the centre contrasts neatly with the bright green and pale yellow variegation. As a Prayer Plant, this clever species' leaves will raise and lower to greet the sun and maximise light exposure. Unlike other types of variegation, Maranta variegation is consistent across the whole plant, meaning each leaf will get the same pattern because it is coded into its genes. Choose this variety for its stunning colours and watch it overflow your pot and reach for the sun!

Give this plant bright, indirect light throughout spring and summer; it will appreciate a splash or morning or evening sun in autumn and winter. This variety appreciates a brighter spot more than some other Marantas due to its paler leaves, so if it isn't moving its leaves up and down often this probably means it's a bit too shaded.

Allow the top quarter of the soil to dry out between waters; make sure to keep an eye on this especially in brighter spots where the soil will dry out quicker.

Likes high humidity, so will benefit from the introduction of a humidity tray and regular misting. Hose down the plant to keep it dust-free and keep an eye out for curling, browning leaves indicating low humidity.

Use a well-aerated soil mix which also retains moisture well to keep this plant happy; a mix of light components such as coir with moisture-retentive vermiculite or zeolite works well; look for soil designed for Calatheas or Marantas. Repot every two years in spring as the plant grows.

Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six in autumn and winter.

Ideal temperature is 18-27°C; make sure it does not get colder than 15°C in winter.

Yes, but too much nibbling won't be good for pets, small humans or the plant!

Sprouts Top Tips
Keep an eye on your Maranta's leaves for an indication of its health; yellow leaves signify overwatering and soggy soil whilst brown, crispy leaves indicate too little humidity.



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