Goeppertia zebrina (Sims) Nees, Linnaea 6: 337 (1831). (syn: Calathea binotii (Pynaert) Gentil; Calathea zebrina (Sims) Lindl.; Calathea zebrina var. binotii L.H.Bailey & Raffill in L.H.Bailey; Calathea zebrina var. humilior Körn.; Endocodon zebrina (Sims) Raf.; Maranta bicolor Vell.; Maranta binotii Pynaert; Maranta pulchella Linden ex K.Koch; Maranta zebrina Sims; Phrynium bicolor K.Koch; Phrynium pulchellum Linden ex K.Koch; Phrynium zebrinum (Sims) Roscoe; Phyllodes zebrina (Sims) Kuntze);
Brazil (as per WCSP)
Common name: Zebra Plant, Striped-leaved Maranta
-I always knew it as Maranta. Was unaware of the name change.
-Very attractive leaves
Amit ornamental uid2 2752011: Sending a photo of one ornamental plants with variegated leaves. The
efloraofindia:”Id 21102011MR2’’ Maranta Zebrina Inflorescence Pune: This happened in April 2011. I have this plant for quite some years but had never flowered.
Due to some plumbing work I had to unwillingly shift it to a brighter area and to my surprise and joy it flowered.
it was almost woody to touch with purple flowers
Mranta flowering …uncommon but I have also seen it somewhere I think in Empress garden.
The current name is Calathea zebrina
patience paid off…may be brightness helped, but it needs to be root-bound if in a pot… before it feels happy… and gets an urge to reproduce.. same as aloe…
I never remember seeing Maranta in flowers!!
did it produce tiny fruits inside that woody “capsule” (dont know what that base is called) ???..
I did not see any fruits on the bracts of the cone.
I have this plant in 4 pots for many years and none ever flowered, in fact I thought it never flowers. Due to some plumbing work in my society in Jan 2011 which went on for quite sometime I had to unwillingly shift the pots of this plant to an area in my garden without any shade . One day in April I suddenly saw this woody looking whorled spike with 2 violet blue petal like flowers. It gave me immense joy as I never knew that this plant flowers and that too has such an unusual and beautiful wavy spike. It was a moment I will never forget. Gradually all the flowers bloomed in the spike.
This a nice example of photoperiodism