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English term or phrase:Maranta (Prayer Plant)
German translation:Pfeilwurz
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10:47 Oct 27, 2001
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English term or phrase: Maranta (Prayer Plant)
House plants
Maranta (Prayer Plant)
Leaves bear purplish or brown blotches between the veins. Foliage lies flat during the day, stands erect at night. Need for constant warmth and moisture in the atmosphere.
Elke
Pfeilwurz
Explanation:
http://www.u-v.de/pflanzen/

Marantaceae
Maranta, Maranta
Pfeilwurz, Maranta leuconeura

http://www.ifas.ufl.edu/~apkweb/folnotes/maranta.htm

The genus Maranta, a member of the family Marantaceae, consists of approximately 14 to 20 species, depending upon the publication consulted. These clump-forming herbs are indigenous to tropical Americas, primarily South America. In 1975, Maranta, commonly called prayer plant was estimated to represent 3 percent of the foliage plant product mix value in Florida. With the large number of new plants introduced from other genera since 1975, it is estimated that the marantas constitute about 1 to 2 percent of the present product mix volume. Most marantas grown in Florida are produced in central Florida greenhouses.
Marantas are versatile plants indoors because they can be used as small specimen plants, hanging plants which cascade, ground covers in interiorscapes and in dish gardens and other combination planters.

SPECIES AND CULTIVARS
Two cultivars represent over 95 percent of the maranta produced in nurseries for use as foliage plants. The balance is grown by firms which supply the needs of collectors and customers who want something different. The dominant cultivars are Maranta leuconeura `Kerchoviana' and M. leuconeura 'Erythroneura'. All cultivars of Maranta mentioned in this paper are indigenous to Brazil. The stems of this species is not swollen at the nodes and the roots are not tuberous.
Maranta bicolor is a rather rare plant which is occasionally seen in the trade. The plant lacks the tuberous roots, but does have swollen stems at the nodes. The leaves are of similar size and shape to the M. leuconeura species. The leaf blade is dark green above with blotches of light green between the midrib and margin. The underside of the leaf is purple.
Maranta leuconeura `Erythroneura', the red-vein maranta, or red nerve plant, is a colorful cultivar with bright red midrib and lateral veins, a feathered, light greenish yellow central zone and a greenish black outer background. The flowers of this cultivar are purple with a pattern. Other growth characteristics are essentially the same as indicated for `Kerchoviana'.
Maranta leuconeura `Kerchoviana' (listed as `Massangeana' in many of the earlier publications), the prayer plant, rabbit's foot, rabbit's-track or green maranta, is a herbaceous, sprawling plant which grows to form a clump as it matures. Individual stems are nearly vine-like and tend to grow along the potting medium surface or cascade. The stems lack tendrils or holdfasts so they do not climb on vertical surfaces. Leaves are nearly oval shaped, approximately 7 inches long, including the petiole, and 3 inches wide. The petiole is about one third as long as the leaf blade (lamina). The upper surface of the lamina is variegated and satin-like with usually 2 rows of 5 dark green patches. The patches are initially dark brown and turn dark green as the leaves mature. The plant occasionally produces conspicuous, mostly white, modest flowers supported by slender stalks emerging from the petiole sheath.
Maranta leuconeura `Kerchoviana Minima' is a name coined to describe a plant not listed in Hortus, but found occasionally in the trade. The color pattern of the foliage is similar to that of green maranta, except the leaf blade is about one third the surface area, and the internode length is considerable, a character that gives the plant a very open appearance.
Maranta leuconeura `Leuconeura', the silver feather maranta or black maranta, has a light grayish blue green central zone and radiating lateral veins which extend through a greenish black outer background. This cultivar is rather rare in the trade, but very attractive.
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Sven Petersson
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Local time: 17:52
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Thanks ever so much for your extensive explanation.
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Pfeilwurz


Explanation:
http://www.u-v.de/pflanzen/

Marantaceae
Maranta, Maranta
Pfeilwurz, Maranta leuconeura

http://www.ifas.ufl.edu/~apkweb/folnotes/maranta.htm

The genus Maranta, a member of the family Marantaceae, consists of approximately 14 to 20 species, depending upon the publication consulted. These clump-forming herbs are indigenous to tropical Americas, primarily South America. In 1975, Maranta, commonly called prayer plant was estimated to represent 3 percent of the foliage plant product mix value in Florida. With the large number of new plants introduced from other genera since 1975, it is estimated that the marantas constitute about 1 to 2 percent of the present product mix volume. Most marantas grown in Florida are produced in central Florida greenhouses.
Marantas are versatile plants indoors because they can be used as small specimen plants, hanging plants which cascade, ground covers in interiorscapes and in dish gardens and other combination planters.

SPECIES AND CULTIVARS
Two cultivars represent over 95 percent of the maranta produced in nurseries for use as foliage plants. The balance is grown by firms which supply the needs of collectors and customers who want something different. The dominant cultivars are Maranta leuconeura `Kerchoviana' and M. leuconeura 'Erythroneura'. All cultivars of Maranta mentioned in this paper are indigenous to Brazil. The stems of this species is not swollen at the nodes and the roots are not tuberous.
Maranta bicolor is a rather rare plant which is occasionally seen in the trade. The plant lacks the tuberous roots, but does have swollen stems at the nodes. The leaves are of similar size and shape to the M. leuconeura species. The leaf blade is dark green above with blotches of light green between the midrib and margin. The underside of the leaf is purple.
Maranta leuconeura `Erythroneura', the red-vein maranta, or red nerve plant, is a colorful cultivar with bright red midrib and lateral veins, a feathered, light greenish yellow central zone and a greenish black outer background. The flowers of this cultivar are purple with a pattern. Other growth characteristics are essentially the same as indicated for `Kerchoviana'.
Maranta leuconeura `Kerchoviana' (listed as `Massangeana' in many of the earlier publications), the prayer plant, rabbit's foot, rabbit's-track or green maranta, is a herbaceous, sprawling plant which grows to form a clump as it matures. Individual stems are nearly vine-like and tend to grow along the potting medium surface or cascade. The stems lack tendrils or holdfasts so they do not climb on vertical surfaces. Leaves are nearly oval shaped, approximately 7 inches long, including the petiole, and 3 inches wide. The petiole is about one third as long as the leaf blade (lamina). The upper surface of the lamina is variegated and satin-like with usually 2 rows of 5 dark green patches. The patches are initially dark brown and turn dark green as the leaves mature. The plant occasionally produces conspicuous, mostly white, modest flowers supported by slender stalks emerging from the petiole sheath.
Maranta leuconeura `Kerchoviana Minima' is a name coined to describe a plant not listed in Hortus, but found occasionally in the trade. The color pattern of the foliage is similar to that of green maranta, except the leaf blade is about one third the surface area, and the internode length is considerable, a character that gives the plant a very open appearance.
Maranta leuconeura `Leuconeura', the silver feather maranta or black maranta, has a light grayish blue green central zone and radiating lateral veins which extend through a greenish black outer background. This cultivar is rather rare in the trade, but very attractive.



    Reference: http://www.u-v.de/pflanzen/
    Reference: http://www.ifas.ufl.edu/~apkweb/folnotes/maranta.htm
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 17:52
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 434
Grading comment
Thanks ever so much for your extensive explanation.

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