Genus of evergreen, rhizomatous, perennial plants, native to tropical America.
Latin name: Maranta leuconeura "Fascinator"
They require humus-rich, moist soils and deep or partial shade.
Plant in flowerpots.
Propagated by division and cuttings.
Herbaceous perennial with leaves that are green with fuchsia-coloured veining above, and maroon beneath. Each leaf has a midrib speckled with light green.