Artworks and Photos of the Maranta or Prayer Plant Family

Prayer Plants get their name from the fact that its leaves close up at night, appearing to be in ‘prayer’.

Members of the Maranta or Prayer Plant family Marantacea often have colourful variegated foliage. Here I have added dancers shouting “Halleluah”. Dancers in a Prayer Plant PaintingBack-lit Peacock Plant, Calathea makoyana, leaves in Singapore Botanical Garden.  Back-lit Peacock Plant (Calathea makoyana) leaves in Singapore Botanical GardenStriped leaf of the Calathea ornata plant in a Bangkok Wat, Thailand. Striped leaf of the Calathea ornata Plant in a Bangkok Wat, ThailandCalathea lancifolia, the Rattlesnake Plant has long ripply leaves with a pattern of dark green ovals branching off the mid-rib on the upper surface, and rusty-red underneath. Calathea lancifolia, the Rattlesnake Plant, a member of the Maranta or Prayer Plant family Marantaceae, run through the photo app SnapseedStromanthe sanguine ‘Triostar’  has striking leaves with green on cream markings on the upper surface of the leaf and red underneath, the colouring making it make it popular for Christmas in its native tropical areas of the Americas ranging from Mexico south to Argentina. Striking cream leaves with green markings that are red underneath, Stromanthe sanguine 'Triostar', a member of the Maranta or Prayer Plant family Marantaceae, run through the photo app StackablesWatercolour done at the Botanical Garden in Puerto Vallarta. Watercolour sketch of Stromanthe sanguine 'Triostar', a member of the Maranta or Prayer Plant family MarantaceaeMy reference shot of same plant run through the photo app Sketch Guru. Striking cream leaves with green markings that are red underneath, Stromanthe sanguine 'Triostar', a member of the Maranta or Prayer Plant family Marantaceae run through the photo app Sketch GuruAnother watercolour sketch exploring the colour range. Watercolour painting in a sketchbook of Maranta, a member of the Maranta or Prayer Plant family MarantaceaeA drawing experimenting with charcoal, pencil and pastel. Pencil and oil pastel drawing of a Prayer Plant / Dancers Raising Arms in Worship

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