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*The plant pictured is not necessarily the plant you will receive, but will be same size and shape*
Common Name: Red Prayer Plant, Red Maranta
Scientific Name: Maranta leuconeura
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna, most TerraFirma and TerraAranea
Soil Depth: All soil depths with proper drainage *This plant does not to be constantly soggy!*
Lighting: Low to Medium
Humidity & Misting: 40%-100% / Suggested
Mature Plant Size & Root System: Prayer Plants get their common name from their leaf-moving behavior known as diurnal rhythm-- The broad leaves will lye flat during the day and then fold up as if "praying" at night. This spreading plant will reach a max height of 12" but will spread as wide as allowed-- pruning is recommended to maintain desired size / Rhizomatous plant with shallow fibrous root system
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Too high temperatures/low humidity may cause leaves to brown / Front (low) groundcover, underplanting
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Non-Toxic if consumed though these are typically used for ornamental not edible purposes
Pot Size & Packaging: A Single 4" potted Prayer Plant / Plant is shipped in the pot wrapped in paper.
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