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Prayer Plant

Scientific name

Maranta leuconeura

Common name

Prayer plant

Type

House plant

Toxicity: non-toxic

These plants are not poisonous or there is no known record of toxicity.

Toxic parts

None

Description

  • Herbaceous evergreen
  • Oval leaves with shades of green; lighter green on the edges with darker patches on the interior
  • Some have leaves with reddish-brown veins
  • Older leaves become darker
  • Small, white flowers with purple spots

Disclaimer

The list of poisonous plants on this website does not necessarily include every poisonous plant that is known or that might be found in a home or yard. The University of Kansas Health System does not advise eating any of the plants listed on this website. We discourage the use of any of these plants for self medication. The information on this site is taken from literature, and the degree of reliability is unknown. In case of accidental exposure or ingestion, contact the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.

 

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