SOLVED: Identifying of Maranta plant

Vlasim, Czech Republic

Hello!

I would love to ask you If you could help me which plant is on the picture below.
I have tried to check it almost everywhere but I could not identify this plant.

Could someone tell me which plant is it please ? :)
Many thanks !

Dominik Dostal
Prague - CZ

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Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

Hmmm! I don't know but I like that one. I haven't see it either. I will look too.

Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

It looks a little like Maranta 'Marisela' but not quite. https://garden.org/plants/photo/276623/
Marisela looks like Lemon Lime and I am not sure if they are the same. I thought they were and I don't think they have the red reverse. Calatheas have the red reverse.
Here is a picture similar to yours. It is labeled 'Fascinator' but if you search that, you get something a little different. This person took the picture at Kew Gardens.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/junglegarden/37550642591/

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Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

A few years ago, I started a thread about Black Marantha on Houzz, then it was called Gardenweb. Most of the pictures are gone but there is a picture of what seems to be the same as your plant. You have to scroll down and read posts by vinoviapaul. He posted pictures twice so look for the second one too. That looks like yours. He didn't know what it was either.
https://www.houzz.com/discussions/1486007/black-maranta

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Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

Here is your plant again. You have to scroll down. The person calls it Black. There is a Black Maranta.
http://ulmo.ukrbb.net/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=916
Here the person seems to be calling it Two Color Arrow translated.
https://fondeco.ru/pl/maranta-foto-i-nazvaniya-vidov-uhod-v-domashnih-usloviyah-maranta-uhod-v/
Marantas are often mislabeled on blogs. I can be sure about that because looking up this plant, I find that some of my photos from that Black Maranta thread have been used on many websites and they all call the plants something else.

Vlasim, Czech Republic

Hi,

many thanks for your research ! :)
I also though it could be marantha black but today I just found out its Maranta Noid.
It does not has name yet, its cultivar which is rare. So its not possible to get it so often.

D.

Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

Hmmm. Who told you it was not identified?
The picture on the other post was from 7 years ago so someone knows somewhere. That picture was from France.

Rome, Italy

Someone indicates it as Maranta leuconeura massangeana?!

Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

If you start searching marantas, you will notice the names are all over the place. This print from 1883 says Maranta leuconeura massangeana looks like this:
https://antiqueprintmaproom.com/product/maranta-massangeana-louis-benot-van-houtte/
similar to this picture I took a while ago. This plant was at Wave Hill Botanical Garden in NY.

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Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

I know the OP will never come back but I have been going further into Marantas and to follow up on this.
I see that this plant and similar plain marantas are being called Maranta Noid in a few places. Some look like they could be older leaves of Black Maranta.
However, iplants.ru, a Russian plant encyclopedia calls it the species form of Maranta leuconeura as compared to -var massangeana (black), var Erythrophylla/ Erythroneura (red) and var Kerchoveana (green) types.
https://iplants.ru/maranta.htm
Here is another reference calling it straight up Maranta leuconeura. This is an illustration from Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers (1851-1885). Volume 25.
http://www.plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=204339
It could be the reference for the Russian site.


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