Rabbit Foot Prayer Plant - Maranta leuconeura 'Kerchoveana'

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This Maranta's leaves get their name thanks to the dark splotches of variegation which look like tiny paw-prints on each leaf. This darker green contrasts with the bright green of the leaves, which have defined shape thanks to their prominent veins. As a Prayer Plant, this clever species' leaves will raise and lower to greet the sun and maximise light exposure. Unlike other types of variegation, Maranta variegation is consistent across the whole plant, meaning each leaf will get the same pattern because it is coded into its genes. Choose this variety for its stunning colours and watch it overflow your pot and reach for the sun!

Scientific Name
Maranta leuconeura (Maranta's white string plant) 'Kerchoveana'

Common Name
Rabbit's Foot, Rabbit's Tracks, Prayer Plant, Rabbit's Foot Prayer Plant, Maranta Kerchoveana

Native to tropical Brazilian forests

Bright, indirect light throughout spring and summer; it will appreciate a splash of morning or evening sun in autumn and winter. If it isn't moving its leaves up and down often this probably means it's a bit too shaded.

Allow the top quarter of the soil to dry out between waters; make sure to keep an eye on this, especially in brighter spots where the soil will dry out quicker.

Likes high humidity, so will benefit from the introduction of a humidity tray and regular misting. Hose down the plant to keep it dust-free and keep an eye out for curling, browning leaves indicating low humidity.

Use a well-aerated soil mix which also retains moisture well to keep this plant happy; a mix of light components such as coir with moisture-retentive vermiculite or zeolite works well. Repot every two years in spring as the plant grows.

Feed every four waters in the growing season, and reduce to every six in autumn and winter.

Ideal temperature is 18-27°C; make sure it does not get colder than 15°C in winter.

Yes, but too much nibbling won't be good for pets, small humans or the plant!

Sprouts Top Tips
Keep an eye on your Maranta's leaves for an indication of its health; yellow leaves signify overwatering and soggy soil whilst brown, crispy leaves indicate too little humidity.


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Fast delivery and very healthy plants , now it’s up to me to keep them that way :)

Beautiful plants , hoping I can keep them happy and healthy

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