***This post is a part of my April A to Z series where this year I will be highlighting different plants each day. Check out this page to see all of my posts combined on one easy sheet. ***
Maranta leuconeura ‘Prayer plant’
Lighting – atleast 4 hours of sunlight a day
Soil- 2 parts peat moss & 1 part loam & perlite mix or if outdoors use garden soil with a 2″ layer of peat moss mixed into the top 6″ of soil.
Water – enough to keep the soil moist
Temperature- 70-90 degrees F.
This prayer plant can produce 8″ long leaves that hold very interesting markings. These leaves will fold in the evening and then open again at daybreak.
$4.49 at NE Herp
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Marcgravia sp. ‘Shingle Plant’
Origin-Caribbean Islands, Central and South America
Lighting –moderate to high light
Water –loves humid environment
Temperature- This plant requires high humidity of a container garden or terrarium.
This plant is not recommended as a houseplant in an open air pot due to its humidity requirements. This vine will thrive on the backgrounds of tanks and can take over if allowed.
$26.99 at Josh’s Frogs
Photos taken by Josh’s Frogs. Check them out here.
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