Maranta are spectacularly variegated ornamental houseplants. Sometimes called Maranta leuconeura Fascinator Tricolour, the oval shaped leaves of the Herringbone Plant are incredibly unique.
The leaves are dark green in the centre melding to a lighter green at the margins and alternate light splotches down the centre line. The veins are an eye-catching red, running down the centre of the leaf and branching out in a herringbone pattern.
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.
Pot width 12cm
Maranta Leuconeura var. Erythroneura Care:
Light: Maranta grows best in bright light, but will happily tolerate shade. Avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not over-water or allow the plant to sit in soggy conditions. Watering with soft, lukewarm water is recommended.
Temperature: Average to warm temperatures from 18-27°C but can cope with as low as 15°C. Avoid draughts.
Humidity: Increased humidity levels are a must. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Brown leaf tips are a tell-tale sign that the surrounding air is too dry.
Feed: Apply a balanced fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Air Purifying: This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 30cm and slow-growing.
Origin: Brazilian Rainforest.