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A picture of a Maranta Lemon Lime

Maranta Lemon Lime

Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura 'Lemon Lime'

Also known as

Prayer Plant Lemon Lime, Herringbone Plant Lemon Lime, Prayerplant, Ten-Commandments

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Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


More images of Maranta Lemon Lime

A close up of some green Maranta 'Lemon Lime' leaves
Some green Maranta 'Lemon Lime' plant leaves
Some green Maranta 'Lemon Lime' plant leaves
A close up of some Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura 'Lemon Lime' leaves
A close up of some Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura 'Lemon Lime' leaves

Maranta Lemon Lime Overview

Maranta Lemon Lime is a tender, clump-forming evergreen perennial cultivar with intricately patterned leaves. The common name refers to the light green markings on the leaves, these set it apart from the standard pink-ribbed Maranta and make this plant highly coveted amongst collectors. Part of the Marantaceae family, this plant is also called a Prayer Plant due to its habit of raising and lowering its leaves. Pop this beautiful plant somewhere it can catch your eye if you want to see the leaves move. It likes moist soil and partial shade, avoid placing in direct sunlight as this can harm the leaves. This plant has been developed in cultivation and is a popular houseplant. It won't grow from seed and the best way to propagate it is through layering or cuttings. It can produce delicate purple and white flowers which are very short-lived, usually opening and closing within a day.

Common problems with Maranta Lemon Lime

How to propagate Maranta Lemon Lime



Special features of Maranta Lemon Lime

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves


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