Tracey | Maranta Leuconeura | Prayer Plant

Native to the South West Africa, the Maranta Leuconeura is used to creeping along the ground with her long green vines.   Her large, pink-striped leaves make her a real show stopper and her party trick is to close up at night time, earning her the nickname ‘prayer plant’.

Tracey Loves

☼ Sunlight: Bright but no direct sunlight 
☂ Water: Regularly but let the soil dry out first
♡ Care: Easy-Medium
◯ Pot Size: fits 13-15cm


She will arrive in a 12cm plastic growing pot, or you can add on a perfectly fitting pot to go with her – I recommend a 13-15cm pot


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Care Advice

Tracey | Maranta Leuconeura | Prayer Plant

Native to South America, Marantas come in a range of shapes, sizes and colours and are a lovely house plant to keep.  They’re relatively easy to care for but can be a little fussy so keep an eye on your plant as she settles in. She likes bright, indirect sunlight and regular watering

 Never let her sit in water though and let the top inch of soil dry out before watering and, like many plants, she needs less water in Winter.        

All of the houseplants in my shop are named after an inspiring woman. This time, it’s Tracey Emin, known as ‘enfant terrible’ for her candid and controversial pieces of art.  I’ve always found her incredibly inspirational after I was lucky enough to see some of her work when I was at school during a gallery visit.  She made me truly consider how women are perceived, in art and in the world.  Absolutely a plant worthy namesake.         

The good news for pet owners is that the Maranta is non-toxic to pets!  Just keep out of reach if you have any fluffy friends who might be partial to a nibble.       


Standard delivery is £4.99 with FREE delivery on all orders over £50

 All products are packaged and sent within 3 working days and couriered by DPD with next-day delivery.  I will let you know when your plant is on it’s way so you can track it!  The £4.99 charge is Mainland UK only – please email for shipping costs elsewhere. 

If you need your plant more urgently, please contact me at gemma@irisandco.com to see if I can offer Express Delivery for your choice.

Going Green:  All of my packaging is recyclable or reused, plants are wrapped in corrugated cardboard for protection and their pots wrapped in a compostable bag – just pop it in your food waste caddy or compost heap afterwards!  If you do spy any sneaky plastic in your order (bubble wrap, air packs etc.) rest assured they’re re-used from orders I’ve received – feel free to keep reusing!  All deliveries are carbon offset too, so you can enjoy your plant, guilt free!

As a small business, customer satisfaction is the most important thing to me.  As carefully as I pack your order, there is a small chance your items could be damaged during transit.

If soil has been displaced or a few leaves are damaged, give them a trim and your plant should be right as rain in a week or two.  If more severe damage has occurred in transit, please email me within 24 hours with photographs and I’ll be happy to support.

In order to process the refund or re-sending of any damaged item, I will need photographs of the photographic evidence of the item(s) claimed for clearly showing damage to external packaging, internal packaging, parcel label on item and damage to the item, within 7 days.  Without this information and photographs, I will be unable to process your refund or send out replacement products.

happy customers

Bought a “phoebe” plant as I can’t seem to keep houseplants alive! Delivery was amazing (plant still seemed happy!) and I even had a little freebie which I also love. Phoebe has settled in nicely in her new pot (also from Iris & Co, beautiful). Couldn’t ask for more and would definitely recommend!

5* Stacy W

Bought a beautiful pinstripe calathea that arrived super quickly and in great condition. There was also a hand written note and a care guide which was a very nice personal touch.

5* Sarah Smith

I ordered a beautiful plant and pot. They arrived quickly and safely, they were well packaged. I absolutely love them, they look just as good as the photos on the website, I’m really pleased, thank you!

5* Claire H

Beautiful plants and excellent customer service

5* Kanye

Fast delivery. Detailed care card for the plant. Handwritten note was a real treat

5* Belen

I ordered a houseplant from Iris & Co in the last few weeks and was very happy to receive a healthy, beautiful plant within a week of ordering. Gemma was quick to respond and very helpful. I love the info cards included with purchase that include helpful tips on how to care for each plant! Will definitely order again.

5* Tori Grigg

I ordered a house plant and pot from Gemma and am really pleased with it so far.  The website pot recommendation was really helpful and also the plant care tips that were emailed to me separately. Gemma delivered the plants herself and the presentation was beautiful. Would really recommend for any gifts (to other or self!).

5* Amelia S

Lovely plant! Super speedy delivery! My plant has settled in well. She is keeping me company as I work, and makes me a little happier when doing admin!

5* Holly M