25 - 35cm Maranta Lemon Lime in Hanging Pot Prayer Plant 14cm Pot House Plant

House Plant
£54.99 £29.99

Delivery Time: Delivered within 1-2 working days. £6.99 for Unlimited Plants

These plants are kept in optimal conditions at their specialist growers until ordered. This means they take little longer to be delivered, but quality is assured. Please allow up to 7 days for these to be delivered.

The Maranta leuconeura 'Lemon Lime' is a particularly vibrant cultivar of the Maranta family, celebrated for its strikingly colorful foliage. This variety is characterized by its bright green leaves that feature a unique blend of lemon and lime hues, accented with dark green veins. The contrast is both eye-catching and soothing, making it a popular choice for indoor plant enthusiasts seeking to add a splash of color to their home or office. As with other members of the Maranta genus, the 'Lemon Lime' is also known for its fascinating nyctinasty behavior, where the leaves fold up at night, resembling praying hands, and unfold during the day.

General Care Guide for Maranta 'Lemon Lime'

Lighting: Maranta 'Lemon Lime' thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light levels, which makes it an excellent choice for interior spaces with limited natural light. However, to maintain the vibrant coloration of its leaves, avoid placing it in direct sunlight, which can scorch the foliage.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Maranta 'Lemon Lime' is sensitive to fluoride and other chemicals in tap water, so using filtered or rainwater can help prevent brown tips and edges on the leaves.

Humidity: This plant prefers a high humidity environment, reflective of its tropical origin. Aim for humidity levels of 60% or higher. Methods to increase humidity include misting the plant regularly, using a humidifier, or placing the pot on a pebble tray with water.

Temperature: The ideal temperature range for Maranta 'Lemon Lime' is between 18°C to 26°C (65°F to 80°F). It is sensitive to cold and should be protected from drafts and sudden temperature changes, especially during colder months.

Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. The soil should retain moisture but allow excess water to drain to prevent root rot.

Feeding: Fertilize with a balanced, half-strength liquid fertilizer every 4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization in autumn and winter when growth slows.

Repotting: Maranta 'Lemon Lime' typically needs to be repotted every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound. The best time to repot is in the spring, which allows the plant to adjust and grow into its new pot during the active growing season.

Pest and Disease Management: Keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Regularly inspect the plant and treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure the plant is not over-watered and that there's good air circulation around it to prevent fungal diseases.

The Maranta 'Lemon Lime' is a relatively easy plant to care for, requiring attention to its watering and humidity needs to thrive. Its striking foliage and the dynamic movement of its leaves make it a fascinating addition to any indoor plant collection, bringing both beauty and a touch of the natural world into your living space.

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  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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