Maranta Leuconeura Erythroneura


Maranta Leuconeura Erythroneura is commonly known as red prayer plant, prayer plant.


Leaf size

It has big leaves.

Leaf color

its leaves are colorful

Maximum height

Considered a small plant. It can grow up to ~0.45m


Recommended for bathroom


Looks great as a hanging plant

Pet Friendly

This plant is pet-friendly. Don't worry about toxicity.

Red Prayer Plant care

  • How much light does a Red Prayer Plant need?

    Maranta Leuconeura Erythroneura loves living in shaded places with indirect light and can grow under artificial light.

    As all Prayer plants, when there isn't enough light, the leaves won't open entirely, and if the light is too strong, it will fade the leaves and in some cases could kill the plant.

  • How to water a Red Prayer Plant?

    You must water your Prayer Plant often to keep the soil moist. If you over water your plant and the soil doesn't drain well, it will become soggy and will rot the roots.

    If your Maranta is in low light conditions, you must water just to don't let the soil dry out. The same in winter.

    Yellow-pigmented, spotted, and curled leaves usually indicate under-watering, while limp stems are usually a sign of over-watering, which is most common in winter.

  • What's the ideal humidity for a Red Prayer Plant?

    Maranta Leuconeura needs high humidity. If you have a bright bathroom, it would be a great spot to place your Prayer Plant because the steam from the shower will add humidity to the air.

    Misting its leaves or group it to other plants are good ways to increase the humidity. Brown tips show that the humidity is too low.

  • How to fertilize a Red Prayer Plant?

    This plant doesn't need much fertilizer. If you want to boost its growth, feed it with light, half-diluted liquid fertilizer once every two weeks through the growing season.

    Don't fertilize in the winter.

  • Red Prayer Plant tips

    • Mist the leaves to increase humidity.

    • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.

    • Prayer Plants need good drainage soil to don't become soggy.

    • Leaves are good indicators of the amount of light.

Video tutorials of maranta care and tips

The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.

Video created by Summer Rayne Oakes about how to take care of a maranta
Video created by Botanibabies about how to take care of a maranta
Video created by Harli G about how to take care of a maranta