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Rabbit's Foot

Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana

Also known as

Prayer Plant, Rabbit Tracks

Photo by Adrianh Martinez (CC BY 4.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • 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




Basal cuttings

Special features of Rabbit's Foot

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

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