Lemon Lime Prayer Plant

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  • Stunning Foliage Pattern
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Indirect Bright Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Lemon Lime Prayer Plant is an excellent plant for beginners who feel confident stepping up their houseplant gardening game. This tropical foliage plant has striking markings along its veins and ribs and looks impressive in any setting. Maranta leuconeura ‘Lemon Lime’ will close its leaves like praying hands during the evening and unfold the following day completely. The leaves may also fold slightly in colder or drafty spots.

Best Locations For Growing Lemon Lime Prayer Plant

Prayer Plants come from the jungles of South America, where they are low-growing understory plants. Warmth and humidity are key to keeping them thriving. A shelf in a kitchen or bathroom is ideal. The Prayer plant looks great in either a regular pot or a hanging basket. 

Lemon Lime Prayer Plant Sunlight Requirements

Indirect and filtered light are best for Prayer plants. The bright direct exposure of a south-facing window is too strong and will bleach or burn the leaves. Hanging Prayer Plant in a north-facing window will provide the lower-light levels this plant needs for deeply colored foliage. East-facing windows are acceptable as long as the plant is kept away from drafty windows and doors.

Lemon Lime Prayer Plant Care

Prayer Plants like to have greenhouse conditions that include high humidity and warmth. Prayer plants are also easily overwatered–the number one reason they get root rot and collapse. Use a rich potting soil that is also very well draining. Peat-based potting mixes with added perlite will provide the proper air circulation for the roots. Room temperatures below 65 degrees F will cause the plant to close up its leaves and eventually drop them. Humidity needs to remain constant at a level of about 50%.

Watering Lemon Lime Prayer Plant

Watering must be consistent and often during the growing season of spring and summer. Water when the top inch of soil dries. Avoid getting the leaves wet or allowing the plant to stand in water. Humidity from a portable humidifier or a nearby pebble tray is recommended over daily misting of the leaves. The leaves are delicate and do not tolerate excess moisture, and are easily marked by minerals and salts in tap water. 

Feeding Lemon Lime Prayer Plant

Fertilize Prayer Plant once a month with a liquid formulation. Apply the fertilizer at half the manufacturer's recommended amount. Look for a balanced houseplant feed that has an NPK ratio of 10-10-10.

Lemon Lime Prayer Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Trailing
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 12 inches
Mature Spread: 8-18 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Variegated, Green, White
Temperature: 60° - 70°F (16° - 21°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Lemon Lime Prayer Plant
Other Name(s): Prayer Plant
Scientific Name: Maranta leuconeura 'Lemon Lime'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.