Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana [Variegated]
Native range: Brazil, tropical South America
Known names: Prayer Plant, Variegated Prayer Plant
Hardiness: Best above 60°F, thrives indoors.
Mature Size: ~12" tall, ~24" wide
Light: Medium / Bright Shade. Bright direct light will wash out leaf pattern.
Water: Medium. Soil can dry out slightly but best kept moist.
Soil: Fast-draining, holds moisture well but fast-draining. Add extra pumice or pearlite into potting mix.
Dormancy Period: N/A
Plant Size: 4" pot, semi-bare root
This is a variegated form of the Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana, the variegation can vary from leaf to leaf. Some leaves will express more than 50% variegation while others will only have slight speckling.
This plant is named the "Prayer Plant" due to their ability to fold up their leaves in the afternoon; even indoors without much natural light! Works great in hanging pots, flowers are insignificant but still a treat whenever it flowers.