Houseplant of the week: prayer plant

This striking perennial folds up its red-veined leaves every evening, but it’s not exactly low maintenance

Why will I love it?
While the prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura “Fascinator”) is not one you could ever place in the “low maintenance houseplant” category, its super-attractive oval leaves, with green markings and bright red veins, make it worth the effort.

Light or shade?
Place in bright, indirect light.

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