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Got this plant a couple months ago

Posted by Adrien_VE2DEA Quebec (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 22, 12 at 18:04

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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RE: Got this plant a couple months ago

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.

RE: Got this plant a couple months ago

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


RE: Got this plant a couple months ago

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?

RE: Got this plant a couple months ago

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!

RE: Got this plant a couple months ago

This is the bloom. Thanks for the info.

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