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Maranta leuconeura 'Tricolor'
Maranta are evergreen, rhizomatous perennials with blunt, broadly elliptic leaves often attractively marked or veined in contrasting colours; insignificant small white flowers are borne in racemes just above the foliage
M. leuconeura var. erythroneura is a rhizomatous perennial to 30cm, forming a clump of broadly elliptic, dark olive-green leaves with a bright green central zone and bright red midrib and main veins
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based or loam-less potting compost in bright indirect. Water moderately when in growth and keep just moist in winter. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly when in growth. In frost-free areas may be grown outdoors in most moderately fertile, humus-rich soils in deep or partial shade
Propagate by seed sown at 13 to 18 °C as soon as ripe or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Glasshouse whitefly and glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem
Generally disease free
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