The Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana Variegata is perhaps the most striking Maranta in the family. The leaf turns beautiful green and has a striking brown block pattern. In addition, the Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana Variegata has, as the name suggests, variegata in the leaf. The variegata is unique in every leaf. A real eye-catcher!
The Maranta is originally from Brazil and belongs to the Marantaceae family. This includes, for example, the Calathea, Stromanthe and Ctenanthe.
Marantas are also called the “prayer plant” after the movement of the leaves. When it gets dark, the leaves rise up, which resembles praying hands.
The care of the Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana Variegata is quite simple. Preferably you place the plant in a shady spot. It is no problem if the plant gets some indirect sunlight during the day, but not too long and not too bright. Water the plant once or twice a week. The soil may remain slightly moist. Also make sure the plant has some space, it is a fast grower! The plant can easily double in size in a year. From spring to the end of summer, small white to light purple flowers are likely to appear.
Tip: The Maranta does not like dry air. Therefore, spray the plant regularly with the plant sprayer.