One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Brazilian plant with variegated leaves which are erect at night but lie flat during the day, grown as a houseplant.
Maranta leuconeura, family Marantaceae
- ‘Peace lilies and prayer plants are easy to grow and require little maintenance.’
- ‘It belongs to the Maranta group, whose other members with interesting foliage have such names as the prayer plant, zebra plant and herringbone plant.’
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