Lemon-Lime Marantas are rhizomatic perennial plants belonging to the Marantaceae family. They originate from Brazil, crawling in the ground layers of dense rainforests. Lemon-Lime Marantas are best known by their nickname "Prayer Plants," due to their ability to fold their leaves up and down throughout the day and night which somewhat resembles the hands of someone praying. They are some of the most eye-catching houseplants, due to their vibrant green and yellow foliage that grows upright and begins to vine as it matures. These Prayer Plants make wonderful gifts for new beginnings.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. This plant can benefit from extra humidity. Marantas can be sensitive to hard tap water. Try using filtered water or leaving water out overnight before using.
Sick Plant Signs
Curling leaves, brown tips: Not enough humidity
Washed out coloring or brown blotches on leaves: Too much direct sun
Yellowing leaves, rotting stems: Overwatered