Marantaceae

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Marantaceae

[‚mar·ən′tās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of monocotyledonous plants in the order Zingiberales characterized by one functional stamen with a single functional pollen sac, solitary ovules in each locule, and mostly arillate seeds.
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A THE prayer plant, from the maranta family, is not particularly easy to grow in certain rooms.
Replant your Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura) into a pot one size larger than the one it is in now, using a soil-based potting mixture.
The Maranta, which will grow up to about 12in (30cm) in height, is also known as the prayer plant because its leaves fold into the upright position at night.
Nearby, there were some tulips, orchids, hibiscus plants and prayer plants, which he said came from Libby's private collection.
The leaf colour is similar to the most colourful of the Marantas, the prayer plants.