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 there are variegated forms of this plant, variegated specimens will have "variegata" tacked onto the end of the already lengthy plant 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!
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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The plant arrived in great condition. I've had it for just under a week and I've had two new leaves unfurl! Very happy with the condition!
Love my prayer plant! Within weeks she had a bunch of new growth, and I’ve already propagated a few leggy stems and have shared them with my family. Thanks, Pistils!
I ordered this plant for my birthday and slowly she has become one of my favorites. My mother even liked her so I ordered one for her as a surprise. Both plants were carefully packed and arrived healthy. Definitely recommend!