Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana


Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana is a low but spreading plant most often potted in hanging baskets. It can also be seen growing horizontally over flat surfaces. Its growth is fairly slow, so you don't have to worry about it growing more than you'd want.

Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana is also known as green prayer plant, prayer plant, rabbit's foot, rabbit track.


Leaf size

It has big leaves.

Leaf color

its leaves are colorful

Maximum height

Considered a small plant. It can grow up to ~0.5m


Recommended for bathroom


Looks great as a hanging plant

Pet Friendly

This plant is pet-friendly. Don't worry about toxicity.

Green Prayer Plant care

  • How much light does a Green Prayer Plant need?

    Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana loves not-so-illuminated spots and they can grow under artificial light.

    When there isn't enough light, the leaves won't open entirely during the day, and if the light is too strong, it will fade the leaves and in some cases could kill the plant.

  • How to water a Green Prayer Plant?

    You must water your Prayer Plant often to keep the soil moist, but don't over water it or its roots will rot. If your Maranta is in low light conditions, you must water just to don't let the soil dry out. The same in winter.

    Yellow-pigmented, spotted, and curled leaves usually indicate under-watering, while limp stems are usually a sign of over-watering, which is most common in winter.

  • What's the ideal humidity for a Green Prayer Plant?

    Maranta Leuconeura needs high humidity. If you have a bright bathroom, it would be a great spot to place your Prayer Plant because the steam from the shower will add humidity to the air.

    Misting its leaves or group it to other plants are good ways to increase the humidity. Brown tips show that the humidity is too low.

  • How to fertilize a Green Prayer Plant?

    This plant doesn't need much fertilizer; twice per year could be enough. But if you want to boost its growth, feed it with light, half-diluted liquid fertilizer once every two weeks through the growing season.

    Don't fertilize in the winter.

  • Green Prayer Plant tips

    • Mist the leaves to increase humidity.

    • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.

    • Prayer Plants need good drainage soil to don't become soggy.

    • Leaves are good indicators of the amount of light.

Video tutorials of maranta care and tips

The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.

Video created by Summer Rayne Oakes about how to take care of a maranta
Video created by Harli G about how to take care of a maranta