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Maranta 'Lemon Lime'

Maranta 'Lemon Lime'

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The Maranta 'Lemon Lime', part of the Marantaceae family, is a vibrantly colored variety of the Prayer Plant, celebrated for its striking foliage. This plant features leaves that are a bright mix of green, yellow, and lime hues, making it a visually stunning addition to any indoor plant collection. The 'Lemon Lime' cultivar showcases the classic Prayer Plant movement, with leaves that fold up at night as if in prayer, adding dynamic interest to its care routine.

🌿 Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura 'Lemon Lime'

💧 Care Level: Moderate. The Maranta 'Lemon Lime' requires some attention to thrive, especially in terms of light, watering, and humidity.

📏 Size: The 'Lemon Lime' typically grows to about 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) in height and spread, forming a dense, bushy clump of foliage.

☀️ Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can bleach the leaves, while too little light can cause them to lose their vibrant coloration. A north-facing window or a spot that receives filtered light is ideal.

💧 Water: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. The 'Lemon Lime' is sensitive to fluoride and chlorine in tap water, which can cause leaf tips to brown. Use filtered or rainwater if possible.

💦 Humidity: High humidity is crucial for the Maranta 'Lemon Lime'. Aim for 60% humidity or higher. Grouping it with other plants, using a humidifier, or placing it on a pebble tray can help maintain the necessary humidity levels.

🌡️ Temperature: Prefers warm conditions, ideally between 60°F to 80°F (16°C to 27°C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature changes, which can stress the plant.

🌱 Soil: A light, well-draining potting mix is ideal. A mix containing peat or coco coir, perlite, and vermiculite can provide the right balance of aeration and moisture retention.

🌱 Fertilizing: Fertilize lightly with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilizing in the fall and winter months.

🔄 Pruning: Pruning is minimal. Remove yellow or brown leaves to keep the plant looking its best and encourage new growth.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Watch for common indoor pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. High humidity levels can also lead to fungal issues, so ensure good air circulation around the plant.

Propagation: The 'Lemon Lime' can be easily propagated by division during repotting or by rooting stem cuttings in water or moist soil. Spring or early summer is the best time for propagation.

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