Maranta Kerchoveana

Maranta Kerchoveana

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The foliage of the Kercho is famous for its strong contrast of green and black, in a unique pattern.


On average, these plants grow to be 1 foot tall.


These plants are non-toxic to humans and pets, but should never be ingested under any circumstances.


  • Light
    • This plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight. If placing indoors, a southern facing window is optimal.
  • Water
    • Regularly water the plant, keeping the soil moist at all times 
  • Temperature
    • Anything between 70° F to 80° is optimal, the warmer the better. 
  • Humidity
    • Medium to high levels of humidity allow this plant to thrive
  • Soil
    • Rich, bark/peat based soils that are lightweight are optimal. It should be able to retain moisture, but not hold water.
  • Fertilizer
    • Give a water-soluble fertilizer twice a month during growth season.
  • Re-potting
    • When the roots appear to have filled the bottom of the pot, it is time to upgrade.


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