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Maranta leuconeura 'Fascinator' (Tricolour Prayer Plant)

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RATING: Moderately easy to care for. Maranta leuconeura 'Fascinator' houseplants are very versatile, they look great in a macrame hanger, trailing from a shelf or simply potted.

LOVES: Maranta leuconeura 'Fascinator' enjoys a slight shade (the colours will fade if kept in bright light). Ensure you keep the compost moist at all times and mist regularly.

HATES: Direct sunlight. Sudden fluctuations in temperature can also harm your Tricolour Prayer Plant.

Pot diameter 12cm

Non-toxic to pets

More information and care recommendations are below.


    Maranta leuconeura ‘Fascinator’ also known as a prayer plant and herringbone plant is native to the tropical rainforests of Brazil. These colourful beasts are great indoor houseplants and are very versatile! The green leaves of this plant are threaded with bright red veins, as well as attractively patterned along their midriff with yellow-green splotches.

    The true variety name is erythoneura, however, it is often sold under the name ‘fascinator’. ‘Erythoneura’ refers to the Latin word erythroneurus which means red-veined. Not only does this plant have beautiful foliage, it is also known for its nyctinastic behaviour, which is where the leaves fold upwards at night, and is the reason for it being referred to as the ‘prayer plant’.

    Quick Care Guide

    Care Difficulty: This plant has moderate care needs.

    Light requirements: Maranta leuconeura 'Fascinator’ prefers partial shade, colours will fade in bright light. Keep out of direct sunlight as this will scorch the leaves.

    Watering: Water when the top inch of the soil is dry. Keep soil moist but not waterlogged, overwatering this plant can cause root rot. Try using room-temperature water so as not to shock the plant. The prayer plant prefers soft water.

    Humidity: Marantas love humidity. Increase the humidity by grouping plants together, using a humidifier, misting or placing them in a kitchen or bathroom. This plant doesn't like fluctuations in temperature, and prefers temperatures around 18°c.

    Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets.

    Feeding: Apply a liquid fertiliser as directed during the growing season (spring and summer) but reduce it in winter. Follow the instructions on the fertiliser packaging for the dilution ratio.

    Repotting: Likes to be repotted every two to three years. Use a plant pot one- two sizes bigger in diameter and make sure the pot has adequate drainage holes.

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