Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana - Rabbit Tracks
Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana is an easy-going "Prayer Plant" whose leaves are characterized by unique patterning. When they emerge, the leaves are bright green with patches of deep burgundy. But as the leaves harden off, the burgundy turns to dark green, and the leaves themselves become lovely shade of sage. Like most members of the Marantaceae family, Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana's leaves are highly reactive to light and will fold upwards at night. The plant has a trailing habit, and will eventually cascade over the sides of its pot, capping out around 12-18". We love the soft, feathery look of its foliage.
Note that the "var." in the title of this plant stands for the Latin "varietas," not variegated. This refers to a specific cultivar of Maranta leuconeura. Although a variegated form of this plant exists, variegated specimens will have "variegata" tacked onto the end of the already lengthy Latin name.
• Light: Medium to bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry
• Considerations: Mist periodically or set on a pebble tray to create a humid environment. Pet friendly! Check out our Prayer Plant Care Guide for more in-depth information.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Maranta leuconeuravar. kerchoveana that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos (6" plant shown).
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