Hirt's Red Prayer Plant - Maranta - Easy to Grow House Plant -4" Pot- Live Plant

by Hirt's
Price: $7.50
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Features:
  • Prayer plants have big, oval leaves that turn upward at night
  • The folding and unfolding of the leaves happens in a regular pattern
  • The plants you will receive are growing in 4" pots

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Prayer plants and other nighttime movers are just trying to fool you into thinking they're settling down for a good night's rest. Prayer plants have big, oval leaves that turn upward at night. The folding and unfolding of the leaves happens in a regular pattern. Plant biologists call these daily cycles circadian rhythms. The Red Prayer Plants are easy to grow. Just provide bright indirect light and keep evenly moist. Great houseplants! Light: Bright light.



Hirt's 1 Red & 1 Green Prayer Plant - Maranta - Easy to grow -4" Pot-Live Plants

by Hirt's
Price: $12.50
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Features:
  • Just provide bright indirect light and keep evenly moist
  • The plants you will receive are growing in 4" plastic pots
  • The folding and unfolding of the leaves happens in a regular pattern

Product description

1 Red and 1 Green Prayer Plant - Maranta. Prayer plants and other nighttime movers are just trying to fool you into thinking they're settling down for a good night's rest. Prayer plants have big, oval leaves that turn upward at night. The folding and unfolding of the leaves happens in a regular pattern. Plant biologists call these daily cycles circadian rhythms. The Red and Green Prayer Plants are easy to grow. Just provide bright indirect light and keep evenly moist. Great houseplants! Light: Bright light. The plants you will receive are growing in 4" plastic pots. They are 4 to 8 inches tall and well rooted.

Alligator Flag is a Snappy Wildflower « Treasure Coast Natives

Alligator Flag

Thalia geniculata

Marantaceae

Which wildflowers have the most complex awesome magnificent pollination mechanisms?  Orchids?  Naw.  Orchids are okay if you like Nero Wolfe, but the truly cool flowers around here belong to Alligator Flag ( Thalia geniculata ), one of the only two members of the Maranta Family (Marantaceae) native to the United States, and possibly the largest native herb.  The similar Powdery Thalia ( Thalia dealbata ) grows across much of the southern U.S. but not in Florida to my knowledge.

Thus native plant enthusiasts perhaps don’t encounter the Marantaceae often, but warm-climate gardeners  and interiorscapers enjoy Calathea, Maranta, and Stromanthe.  The popular houseplant known as Prayer Plant is a Maranta.  A quick glance reveals the membership of these plants in the Ginger Order along with Bananas, Birds of Paradise, Cannas, Gingers, and Heliconias.  An odd feature Marantaceae share with Cannas, Gingers, and Spiral-Gingers is that the showy parts of the flowers are mostly derived from stamens (staminodes) instead of the petals, which tend to be inconspicuous.  Floral features we’re about to explore for Thalia  are shared in part with some of these kin-plants, especially other Marantaceae.

Thalia geniculata  ranges broadly from Florida southward to the Buenos Aires area.   More interesting is are three similar “species” in Africa.  Marantaceae expert Dr. Lennart Andersson interpreted the African representatives to be invasive exotic descendants of American Thalia geniculata relocated to Africa hundreds of years ago, possibly on slave ships.  Although not offered by anyone as an explanation for the boat ride, Florida plant icon Julia Morton mentioned edibility of the boiled rhizome.  An abundant edible “root” in the areas of slave commerce sounds like a food source for the return trip.  Arrowroot starch comes from...

Prayer Plant Time Lapse

In an interesting natural phenomenon where a plant moves by itself, the leaves of the prayer plant gradually rise and fall during hours of minimal light, as if were "praying." Shot within a span of eight hours from 4 pm to midnight at a rate of one frame per minute. Special thanks to Aaron Koenig...

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  1. Maranta (Maranta leuconeura kerchoveana; prayer plant) – Maranta’s exotic leaves, which fold up at night as if praying, gives it its nickname.
  2. Tips on how to care for Prayer plants as well as other common houseplants. Question and answer available through comments.
  3. A group called the King's Commission has started a Kingdom Prayer effort and is urging Christians to plant Dominion flags. King's Commission sells

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Botanical name: Mimosa pudica L. - [ (mim-MOH-suh) from the word for mimic, because the movement of the leaves; (pud-EE-kuh) shrinking, closing, modest ] Family: Fabaceae (pea, or legume family) - [ (fab-AY-see-ay)...
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Singapore Botanical Garden
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Prayer Plant, also known as Rabbit's Tracks (Maranta leuconeura ...
Prayer Plant, also known as Rabbit's Tracks (Maranta leuconeura ...
Prayer Plant - Plant Categories - The Tortoise table
Prayer Plant - Plant Categories - The Tortoise table
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prayer plant maranta - group picture, image by tag - keywordpictures ...