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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

Pet-Safe: Yes

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. 

Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana [Variegated] (Prayer Plant) [4"]

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