Fabio, a Maranta Leuconeura Fascinator Tricolour or Herringbone Plant, is one of the most amazingly variegated houseplants around. His oval leaves are uniquely coloured with a dark green centre fading out to bright green towards its edges. Then, his veins, which branch out in a herringbone pattern, are luminous pink-red!
Native to the rainforests of South America, the Calathea, Prayer Plant, and Maranta families, have unique leaf movements whereby they actually raise and lower their leaves from day to night as if getting ready for bed! And, if that wasn’t impressive enough, they’re also great at purifying the air!
Fabio, Maranta Fascinator - Small
Fabio prefers bright indirect light to partial shade, without prolonged exposure to direct sun - a touch of morning sunlight however would be welcomed.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun