Maranta Lemon Lime
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Maranta Lemon Lime

Welcome to our maranta lemon lime care guide, an easy to care for plant as long as you keep it humid…

Maranta Lemon Lime Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water them when top half of soil is dry. 
Fertilizer:A well diluted feed in the summer months every 2 weeks.
Soil:A mix of perlite, orchid bark and normal compost.
Temperature:15-25°C (59-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Lemon lime prayer plant.
Common issues:Leaf curling when humidity drops.


The maranta lemon lime is one of my favorite houseplants. It is an absolute show stopper.

See also: Prayer Plant Propagation, Prayer Plant Care, Water Propagation, Glacier Pothos.

Maranta Lemon Lime Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal. Mine seem to thrive in bright light.

How Often To Water

Check them each week, and water them when the top half of soil is dry. They do not want to sit in heavy wet waterlogged soil, so tip out excess water after watering.


A well diluted feed in the summer months every 2 weeks.


Give them a well draining compost. I used a mix of perlite, orchid bark and normal compost for mine.

When To Repot

Check them once a year and repot them if they have out grown their current pot.

Maranta Lemon Lime Humidity

The love humidity and need it to avoid the leaf curling issues they can get, so aim for 60% or more. Keep them with other plants and put a wet pebble tray under them to increase humidity.


15-25°C (59-77°F) is ideal, they do well in most household temperatures as long as you don’t let them get too cold.

Maranta Lemon Lime Scientific Name

Maranta Leuconeura ‘Lemon Lime’.

Maranta Lemon Lime Propagation

Take a cutting with at least two leaves and a node (they are the wider join in the stem). Let the cutting dry out for an hour or two so the wound heals. Then you can propagate it in water, sphagnum moss or soil. I water prop mine in a glass jar so I can see root growth, then I pot them up into soil when the roots are established.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.

Other Names

Lemon lime prayer plant.

FAQs And Common Problems

Underwatering and a lack of humidity are common issues, They get leaf curling when the humidity drops, so mist them if the air gets dry.

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