10 Most Beautiful Types of Prayer Plants | Best Varieties of Maranta

Here are the most stunning Types of Prayer Plants for your indoor gardens that are surely going to add a lot of appeal with colors to your room!

Maranta leuconeura is famous for its colorful foliage that offers a stunning combination of different hues. Here are the gorgeous Types of Prayer Plants you can grow!

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Most Stunning Types of Prayer Plants

1.  Kim

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Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura ‘Kim’

This stubby variety has beautiful light-colored foliage with purple spots and streaks of cream white. It is a great plant for hanging baskets or tabletops!

2. Kerchoveana

Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura ‘Kerchoveana’

Also famous as the green prayer plant, it is a must-have specimen for indoors that looks simply fabulous with green markings on both sides of the leaves divided by a central vein.

3. Kerchoveana Minima

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Botanical Name: Maranta bicolor ‘Kerchoveana Minima’

Quite popular, you must have seen this one in many houses! It has light green foliage with dark green spots. It has a slightly darker leaf color as compared to ‘Kerchoveana.’

4. Silver Feather

Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura ‘Silver Feather’

The slender foliage of the plant has unique variegation with just the right combination of light and deep green. It also has very faint, gray-blue markings between the veins.

5. Erythroneura

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Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura

The plant looks quite spectacular with its glossy dark-green leaves with red-colored veins. Its foliage also has green marks that run-up to the center.

6. Fascinator


Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura var. leuconeura ‘Fascinator’

It looks slightly different from the rest of the varieties, thanks to its slightly more oval leaves that are dark green in the shade with light green patterns with hints of maroon veins. The leaves have red-purple undersides.

7. Marisela

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Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura ‘Marisela’

This is probably the most striking plant to look at due to its herringbone-like patterns on the leaves that are light green or cream-colored. The plant trails, making it perfect for hanging baskets.

8. Lemon Lime

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Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura ‘Lemon Lime’

The leaves of this cultivar have many shades of green with prominent patterns in bright lime, medium, and dark green shades.


9. Lubbersiana

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Botanical Name: Ctenanthe lubbersiana

Ctenanthe lubbersiana offers marbled yellow and cream variegation on medium green oblong and rounded leaves. Previously it was categorized as Stromanthe lubbersiana and commonly known as ‘bamburanta.‘ It can grow up to 2-4 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide.

10. Setosa


Botanical Name: Ctenanthe setosa

‘Grey Star’ is a popular variety of Ctenanthe setosa. It has long elliptical leaves with a pale silver tint, dark leaf veins, and red-purple undersides. It can grow up to 3-5 feet tall.


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