Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana is part of the Marantaceae family and is native to Brazil. These plants move upward in the evening due to a small 'joint' on the stem, this is why they're called 'Prayer plants'. Maranta leuconeura have light green upper leaf surfaces, with squarish dark green markings either side of the midrib.
Pot: 12cm pot
Height: Approximatey 30cm from base of pot
Secrets of success
Temperature: Ideally 15-26°C. This plant will suffer in the cold.
Light: Bright indirect light to semi-shade.
Watering: Keep potting mix moist at all times, reduce watering in winter.
Air humidity: Moderate to high humidity. Higher humidity can be achieved by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing the plant on a watered pebble tray.
Potting mix: Preferably a soil based, well-draining mix.
Fertiliser: Feed with a balanced liquid houseplant fertiliser; water with fertiliser every month during the summer and every 8-10 weeks in autumn and winter.
This plant is non-toxic.