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Rabbit's Foot

Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana

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Also known as

Prayer Plant, Rabbit Tracks

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Rabbit's Foot Overview

Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana is a clump-forming evergreen perennial with intricately patterned leaves. Originating from Brazil, It typically grows up to 30cm high and is often kept as a house plant for its attractive foliage. It is also known commonly by the names Rabbit Tracks and Rabbit's Foot, amongst others. These names refer directly to the leaf patterning, leaves are oval in shape, coloured green-grey, with darker green to brown splashes across the surface. This natural variant originates from tropical Brazil. Delicate white flowers with small amounts of purple shading on the throat are produced in the summer. These are very short-lived, usually opening and closing within a day. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Rabbit's Foot

Check under the leaves for fluffy white Mealybugs. Leaf mottling and fine dusty webbing is a key symptom associated with Spider Mite.

How to harvest Rabbit's Foot

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Rabbit's Foot

Seed

Division

Cuttings

Basal cuttings

Special features of Rabbit's Foot

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

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