Maranta are spectacularly variegated ornamental houseplants. Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana also known as Rabbit’s Foot has wonderful foliage, the leaves are light grey-green with darker green patches on either side of the central vein. The leaf undersides are a uniform silvery green.
Often referred to as Prayer Plants, along with their closely related cousins Calathea, Maranta leaves have the unusual characteristic of lying flat during the day and then closing upwards at night as if in prayer.
Pray goodbye to the dry! If there is little leaf curl, but lots of browning, the leaves aren't getting enough water. If the soil is already wet, inspect the roots for rot.
Warm Water Weekly! These plants like a lot to drink in the summer, sometimes 4 times per week. Use room temperature water, to keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy.
Sun-worshipper! If you have noticed your plant has stopped praying, don’t panic. The plant doesn’t need to move to be healthy, just watch out for scorching.
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