Maranta Kerchoviana in Basket 14cm

SKU: 576269
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£12.95

Product Description

The Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana is a beautiful plant with a special leaf pattern. This unique plant is very rare and a real must for plant lovers! And very lovely in combination with the finishing basket

  • The 10 Commendment Plant. Great foliage recognisable with dark blocks (spots)
  • Very lovely in combination with a trendy basket
  • Prayer plant: folds its foliage when it becomes dark and opens when it turns light
  • Easy care plant
  • Hard to find and very delightful: great for plant lovers

Product Details

Material
Plant
FirstKey SellingPoint
The 10 Commendment Plant. Great foliage recognisable with dark blocks (spots)
SecondKey SellingPoint
Very lovely in combination with a trendy basket
ThirdKey SellingPoint
Prayer plant: folds its foliage when it becomes dark and opens when it turns light
FourthKey SellingPoint
Easy care plant
FifthKey SellingPoint
Hard to find and very delightful: great for plant lovers
Additional information
The Maranta dances through your room. This plant actually folds its leaves in the evening and opens them in the morning. Due to the way the Maranta moves its leaves, this plant has been nicknamed ?prayer plant?. The Maranta Kerchoveana is also referred to as the ?Ten Commandments plant?. He owes this nickname to the ten dark green spots on the leaf, which form a beautiful leaf pattern. The Maranta was briefly out of the spotlight, but is currently one of the trendiest plants.
Colour of flower
White flowers can appear
Dimensions
Height: 30-40cm and Width: 20-30cm
Care instructions
Prayer plants prefer a very humid environment and the humidity in homes is often too low. Increase the humidity by grouping plants together, or put a small humidifier or bowl of water near the plant, or fill a tray with small stones and water just to the level of the stones and place the pot on top of the stones. You can also mist the leaves with room temperature or warm water.
Colour of foliage
Light green foliage with dark green/brown blocks
Feeding instructions
Fertilize your prayer plant every two weeks from early spring through fall. Dilute a balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer (10-10-10) to half strength. If you use too little fertilizer, your plant will grow slowly or hardly at all. Too much fertilizer can burn the roots?leaves will start to brown, and you can even kill the plant. Cut fertilizer back to once a month or so in the winter.
Flowering period
Lightful conditions: mostly end Spring, Summer and start of Autumn
Perennial
Yes
Annual
No
Planting instructions
You should not need to repot your prayer plant often. But, if it becomes root-bound or pot-bound, it will grow much slower. If you repot, choose a pot that is only one to two inches wider than the existing pot. During repotting, gently remove the plant from its old container, shake roots clean, and place into a new container with fresh potting soil. Water well.? The best time to repot is in the spring before the growing season starts.
Rate of growth
Fast
Soil type
This plant prefers?acidic soil. Use a peat-based potting mix with a?pH?of 5.5 to 6.0 or mix two parts sphagnum peat moss, one part loamy soil, and one part perlite or coarse sand together. It is best to get only clean, pre-packaged materials that have been commercially processed and are free of insects and weed seeds.
Watering instructions
During the growing season, water frequently and never allow the potting soil to dry out. Water the prayer plant when the top of the potting soil is just starting to get dry. These plants are very susceptible to drought; however, to avoid fungal problems, try not to let water sit directly on the leaves or let the plant get soggy. Not enough water and overwatering can cause the leaves to turn yellow and drop from the plant. When watering, use water that is at least at room temperature if not slightly warm. In the winter months, reduce watering.?
Latin name
Maranta leuconeura 'Kerchoveana'
Eventual Height
30-40cm
Eventual Width
20-30cm
Includes
Basket
Scent
Unscented
Evergreen
Yes
Sold in store as mixed variety code
No
Safety information
Non-Toxic to Dogs, Non-Toxic to Cats, Non-Toxic to Horses
Pot size
14cm
Room temperature
A prayer plant prefers normal household temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Lower temperatures can damage the leaves.
Room position
Light to dark shade in summer. Brighter in winter but keep out of direct sun, this will dull the colour of the leaves, and could be fatal!
Effect and finish
Basket
Diameter
20-30cm
Capacity
1 liter

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