Variegated Rabbit's Foot Prayer Plant - Maranta leuconeura ‘Fiesta’

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Scientific Name
Maranta leuconeura (Maranta's white string plant) ‘Fiesta’

Common Name
Rabbit's Foot, Rabbit's Tracks, Variegated Prayer Plant, Variegated Rabbit's Foot Prayer Plant, Maranta Fiesta

Native to tropical Brazilian forests

This Maranta's leaves really do have a party of colours patterning them! Ranging from deep green patches in the centre, to pale spring green splotches and speckles, the contrasts with the majority of the leaf in bright green are really eye-catching! 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, with the exception of the extra, paler variegation here which is less consistent. Choose this variety for its stunning colours and watch it overflow your pot and reach for the sun!

Bright, indirect light throughout spring and summer; it will appreciate a splash or morning or evening sun in autumn and winter. Due to its paler variegation, this variety appreciates a bright spot more than other Marantas, so 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 retails 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.


Customer Reviews

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Lovely plant, arrived healthy and packaged...

Lovely plant, arrived healthy and packaged really well. I'll definitely be back for more plants once I can find more shelf space!