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Genus: Maranta
16 Maranta Varieties

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Maranta is a genus of the family Marantaceae with 38 accepted species. They are found in tropical and subtropical regions, native to Central and South America.

Listed bellow are the varieties that are being cultivated around the world.

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I’ll try to keep this page updated. All the changes will be noted in changelog at the bottom of the page.

Maranta species

Maranta cultivars and hybrids

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Maranta species

Maranta arundinacea

Synonyms: Maranta indica, Maranta minor

Common names: Arrowroot, West Indian arrowroot

Described by: Carl Linnaeus (1753)

Native to: Mexico, Central America

Cultivars: Variegata

Maranta arundinacea
Maranta arundinacea
Photo by Wibowo Djatmiko / Wikipedia

Maranta cristata

Synonyms: Maranta bicolor

Described by: Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck and Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1823)

Native to: Northeast and Southeast Brazil

Cultivars: ‘Grizzle’, ‘Intense’, ‘Obscure’, ‘Silver Sheen’

Maranta cristata
Maranta cristata
Photo by foliage.home

Maranta depressa

Described by: Charles Jacques Édouard Morren (1880)

Native to: Brazil

Maranta depressa
Maranta depressa
Photo by marantaceaeenthusiast

Maranta leuconeura

Synonyms: Maranta erythroneura var. erythroneura, Maranta erythroneura

Trade names: Maranta Fascinator, Maranta Fascinator tricolor, Maranta Red Stripe

Common names: Prayer plant

Described by: George Sydney Bunting (1966)

Native to: Brazil

Cultivars: ‘Lemon Lime’

Maranta leuconeura (erythroneura)
Maranta leuconeura (erythroneura)
Photo by Houseplants.xyz / Negabiljaka.com

Maranta leuconeura

Synonyms: Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana, Maranta kerchoveana

Trade names: Maranta Kerchoveana, Maranta Green Stripe

Described by: Otto Georg Petersen (1890)

Native to: Northeast, Southeast, West-Central Brazil

Cultivars: ‘Beauty Kim’, NoID

Maranta leuconeura (kerchoveana)
Maranta leuconeura (kerchoveana)
Photo by Houseplants.xyz / Negabiljaka.com

Maranta leuconeura

Synonyms: Maranta leuconeura var. massangeana, Maranta massangeana

Described by: Charles Jacques Édouard Morren (1879)

Native to: Brazil

Cultivars: ‘Silver Band’

Maranta leuconeura (massangeana)
Maranta leuconeura (massangeana)
Photo by livslittleeden

Maranta cultivars and hybrids

Maranta arundinacea ‘Variegata’

Synonyms: Maranta variegata

Common names: Variegated arrowroot

Maranta arundinacea 'Variegata'
Maranta arundinacea ‘Variegata’
Photo by noliechristy

Maranta cristata ‘Grizzle’

Trade names: Maranta Grizzle

Inventor: Marco Lacerda (e-jardim.com, Brazil)

Maranta cristata 'Grizzle'
Maranta cristata ‘Grizzle’
Photo by sitio_e_jardim

Maranta cristata ‘Intense’

Trade names: Maranta Intense

Inventor: Marco Lacerda (e-jardim.com, Brazil)

Maranta cristata 'Intense'
Maranta cristata ‘Intense’
Photo by sitio_e_jardim

Maranta cristata ‘Obscure’

Trade names: Maranta Obscure

Inventor: Marco Lacerda (e-jardim.com, Brazil)

Maranta cristata 'Obscure'
Maranta cristata ‘Obscure’
Photo by sitio_e_jardim

Maranta cristata ‘Silver Sheen’

Trade names: Maranta Silver Sheen

Inventor: Marco Lacerda (e-jardim.com, Brazil)

Maranta cristata 'Silver Sheen'
Maranta cristata ‘Silver Sheen’
Photo by sitio_e_jardim

Maranta leuconeura ‘Lemon Lime’

Synonyms: Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura ‘Lemon Lime’

Trade names: Maranta Lemon Lime, Maranta Marisela

Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura 'Lemon Lime'
Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura ‘Lemon Lime’
Photo by Houseplants.xyz / Negabiljaka.com

Maranta leuconeura ‘Beauty Kim’

Synonyms: Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana ‘Beauty Kim’

Trade names: Maranta Beauty Kim, Maranta Kim, Maranta variegata, Maranta kerchoveana variegata, Maranta kerchoveana variegated

Inventor: Brian Gold

Patent: USPP11962P2 (expired)

Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana 'Beauty Kim'
Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana ‘Beauty Kim’
Photo by Houseplants.xyz / Negabiljaka.com

Maranta leuconeura ‘Silver Band’

Synonyms: Maranta leuconeura var. massangeana ‘Silver Band’

Trade names: Maranta Silver Band

Maranta leuconeura var. massangeana 'Silver Band'
Maranta leuconeura var. massangeana ‘Silver Band’
Photo by plant.tatious

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Maranta NoID

Trade names: Maranta NoID, Maranta Cat Moustache

Maranta NoID
Maranta NoID
Photo by plant.hunterf1

Maranta NoID

Trade names: Maranta Light Veins

Maranta NoID
Maranta NoID
Photo by ontdekjestekje

Changelog

May 20 2021:
– code and various names updated
March 24 2021:
– corrected some errors
March 13 2021:
– Maranta (no id yet) added.
February 15 2021:
– article is published.

Special thank you to Marco Lacerda from e-jardim

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