Got this plant a couple months ago

adrien_ve2deaJuly 22, 2012

I couldn't find any info on this plant. It's growing like mad - water it once a week and it is seams to like the warm muggy weather we have had the last couple months,

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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Adrien,

Very nice, I believe it's a tropical, in the family of Stromanthe, Cetanthe, Marantha. So yes, that would make it likely to enjoy the current hot, muggy summer.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 7:39PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

I agree with pirate_girl, it looks like it belongs to Maranta, perhaps Maranta leuconeura. It's also known as "Prayer Plant."

Planto

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 8:59PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Unless the name has changed, it's a Maranta leuconeura erythroneuro, Red Veined Maranta. Whew. How would you like to have to sign that name a few times a day?

Can we assume that the pretty container you have it in has drainage holes?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 10:38PM
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stewartsjon

Commercially it's called Maranta Tricolour (sp?).

Great little plant, prone to mealy bug and gets tipped leaves in hot dry locations. Looks good in a mixed arrangement with other purply things.

One of my holy grail plants is Maranta Massangeana: looks like a black & white picture of the OP's one. I've only ever seen one and there's about one pic on the entire internet. So it's safe to say I won't be seeing them commercially any time soon!

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 3:54AM
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adrien_ve2dea

This is the bloom. Thanks for the info.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 6:11AM
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