Maranta leuconeura Kerchoveana - Green Prayer Plant

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Maranta leuconeura 'Kerchoveana' - Green Prayer Plant

The Maranta leuconeura is a flowering evergreen dazzler. She is native to Central and South America (primarily Brazil) and you can call her the Prayer Plant if you like.

She has attractive foliage and oval-shaped, strikingly-marked leaves with a distinctive black pattern on the top side of the leaf.

The leaves have a habit of lying flat during the day and folding up at night as if in prayer hence the common name 'prayer-plant'. This is done in rhythm with the sun.

Pop me in a partial to shaded position in your garden or if you'd prefer to care for me indoors I just need good old filtered light. She dislikes the cold and hates the heat! Generally, a room’s ambient temperature is perfect for a prayer plant.

They don’t tend to grow too large for the spaces in which they are planted, so they don't constantly need to be repotted or moved. Good smaller choice.

The Maranta is closely related to the Calathea family so please don't overwater me, wait till my topsoil is dry before re-watering. Ta!

Quick Facts: 

  • What to use me for: Indoor feature plant, plant collectors dig me, fantastic under bedding plants because of their low growing habit. 
  • Where to place me: Bright, indirect light indoors
  • I grow to: small 10cm-30cm
  • Soil Conditions: optimal drainage
  • My features: oval-shaped, strikingly-marked leaves with a distinctive black pattern on the top side of the leaf. Shrub, bushy and broad.
  • Add a sustee watering device to the cart for this baby if you want the easy watering option or plant insurance?

Our plants are beautifully grown, mature tube stock with well-developed roots. They are guaranteed sun-hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for your garden.

We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door

Please take care when choosing your plants. Some plants are poisonous and individuals may be more sensitive or react differently

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