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Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura

Showy herringbone patterned leaves.
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Showy broad, olive green leaves, light interior with red pinstripes. The pattern is reminiscent of herringbone; in fact it is sometimes referred to as the herringbone plant. It is a low growing plant that happily produces clumps. This makes a great houseplant and, if you are lucky enough to live in USDA zone 11, a great ground cover. Otherwise, in colder climates, keep it above 60°F for best performance.

Light Requirements

Full Shade

Full shade plants are solid winners for those of us with limited options and access to sunlight.

Maranta leuconeura will tolerate and maybe even thrive in low light conditions. To be sure, no plants can survive on no light but this plant will be fine in indirect sun, shade and in your home or office with bright light.

Some examples of full shade are:

  • Underneath the canopy of a tree
  • Underneath an arbor
  • Near (but not exposed to) a sunny window
  • Under bright house lights

Full shade plants will suffer in direct sunlight. They evolved living under the shade of natural formations or under a forest canopy.

Examples of too much sunlight are:

  • Curled leaves as the plant tries to protect itself from the sun
  • Burned edges or spots on leaves
  • Bleached colors
  • Wilting

Although Maranta leuconeura may be fine in a bright light location, it’s tolerance to lower light conditions lend it the versatility to be situated in shadier spots where other plants with more finicky requirements fail.