Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana (Prayer Plant, Rabbit Tracks)
(Marantaceae) origin: Brazil
An attractive but rather delicate plant requiring a little extra care. The leaves grow in a fairly dense rosette, the mature leaves lying prostrate and the new leaves standing furled and upright. About 5 in. long and I in. wide, the leaves are mid-green with symmetrical blotches of maroon-red on either side of the mid-
rib between the side veins. Always keep the plant moist, warm and humid, in a shady, draught-free position. If subjected to too much light, the leaves will turn yellow.