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Maranta leuconeura massangeana


By Elke

Maranta leuconeura massangeana (Maranta leuconeura massangeana)

Feb 17 - a tiny flower on the Ten Commandments plant

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oh we call them prayer plants here, because the leaves stand up at night, make me jump sometimes too LOL

17 Feb, 2009


This is fascinating. :o)
And cute little flower.

17 Feb, 2009


I was told they were called Ten Commandments because they have 10 spots on each leaf. Interesting to hear another name, for a different reason.

18 Feb, 2009


I just love these plants. The spost on the leaves look like painted by hand :-).
This one is really looking very healthy.
Well done, Elke!

24 Feb, 2009


From the name you supplied, Sewingkilla, I found the botanical name "Maranta leuconeura massangeana" at:
Thanks very much! It had a bad year last year - I don't think it liked the large amount of water it was getting, so I am trying a different system now.

24 Feb, 2009


I love these. I must get out for another. A cutting I took from a failing favorite didn't take. I had it (the herringbone variety, striped as well) in a terrarium that it took over and bloomed all the time. Then it just stopped. I miss it moving around in place.

12 Apr, 2009

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