Maranta leuconeura Kerchoveana Maranta leuconeura Kerchoveana
Maranta leuconeura Kerchoveana
Maranta leuconeura Kerchoveana

Maranta leuconeura Kerchoveana

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • A delightful little houseplant, the perfect size for a desk or shelf.
  • Gorgeous, lush, bright green foliage with variegated patterning.
  • One of the ‘prayer plant’ houseplants, with leaves that fold upwards in the evening.
  • Prefers a bright location away from drafts and direct sunshine, but will also tolerate shade.
  • Supplied as a potted plant in a 12cm nursery pot.
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Product Description

Also known as Rabbit’s Foot, Maranta is a native of the Brazilian rainforest. A delightful, compact houseplant, it has beautifully variegated bright green leaves with patches of darker green mirrored each side of the central vein. Ideal for growing in a bright spot, but it’ll also tolerate shade.

Closely related to Calathea, Maranta has the same fascinating habit of having leaves that lay flat during the daytime and close upwards when light levels fall as if in prayer.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven performer, guaranteed to be suitable for growers at every level of experience.

Not only are they beautiful to look at, these leafy tropical houseplants also help to clean the air in your home. Houseplants can actually improve the environment in our homes, clearing the air, removing toxins and adding valuable oxygen to the air that we breathe.

Supplied as a potted plant in a 12cm nursery pot, growing to a height and spread of 30cm (1ft).

What Is Supplied

Item 800252 supplied as:
Supplied as a potted plant in a 12cm nursery pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • The leaf tips will turn brown if the are is too dry. If this happens they can be snipped off, but consider moving the plant to a different location.

Care Guide

  • Position in a warm room away from cold draughts and radiators.
  • The ideal temperature is between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F).
  • Maranta prefers a bright location away from direct sunlight, but will tolerate shade.
  • Water freely between spring and autumn, keeping the  compost moist, preferably with tepid rainwater and allow the pot to drain well between waterings. Water less in winter.
  • Feed regularly when you see active growth.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
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30cm
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Maranta leuconeura Kerchoveana
Maranta leuconeura Kerchoveana
12cm Pot
Item: 800252
Only £9.99