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Prayer Plant Care

Prayer Plants feature unique foliage with feathered, painterly-like veins. The bold foliage makes Prayer Plants perfect for window sills, mantles, or shelves that need a splash of color. Prayer Plants get their name from the way the leaves fold in the evening, resembling hands folded in prayer.

How to care for your Prayer Plant

Use these instructions to care for a Prayer Plant. This guide will tell you how to water a Prayer Plant; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Neon Prayer Plant

LIGHT

Your Prayer Plant prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sun can cause the leaves to fade and scorch.

WATER

Water when the soil volume is 25% dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole and discard any that accumulates in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers above-average humidity. Use a pebble tray, place a humidifier nearby, or mist often.

TEMPERATURE

Prayer Plants prefer temperatures between 68° – 85°F.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with an all-purpose fertilizer for indoor plants. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil.

TOXICITY

This plant is considered non-toxic and pet-friendly.

ADDITIONAL CARE

You can prune your Prayer Plant to encourage full, vigorous growth. Use a sterilized pair of sharp scissors and clip the stems right above a leaf node. You’ll soon notice new growth emerging directly below the cut area.

Rabbit's Foot Prayer Plant

LIGHT

Your Prayer Plant prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sun can cause the leaves to fade and scorch.

WATER

Water when the soil volume is 25% dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole and discard any that accumulates in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers above-average humidity. Use a pebble tray, place a humidifier nearby, or mist often.

TEMPERATURE

Prayer Plants prefer temperatures between 68° – 85°F.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with an all-purpose fertilizer for indoor plants. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil.

TOXICITY

This plant is considered non-toxic and pet-friendly.

ADDITIONAL CARE

You can prune your Prayer Plant to encourage full, vigorous growth. Use a sterilized pair of sharp scissors and clip the stems right above a leaf node. You’ll soon notice new growth emerging directly below the cut area.

Red Prayer Plant

LIGHT

Your Prayer Plant prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sun can cause the leaves to fade and scorch.

WATER

Water when the soil volume is 25% dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole and discard any that accumulates in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers above-average humidity. Use a pebble tray, place a humidifier nearby, or mist often.

TEMPERATURE

Prayer Plants prefer temperatures between 68° – 85°F.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with an all-purpose fertilizer for indoor plants. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil.

TOXICITY

This plant is considered non-toxic and pet-friendly.

ADDITIONAL CARE

You can prune your Prayer Plant to encourage full, vigorous growth. Use a sterilized pair of sharp scissors and clip the stems right above a leaf node. You’ll soon notice new growth emerging directly below the cut area.

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What's a Prayer Plant?

Botanical Classification: Maranta leuconeura

About

The Red Prayer Plant has soft dark green leaves with feathered, painterly-like centers of light green and red veins. The colorful foliage and slow growth make this a perfect plant for window sills, mantles, or shelves that need a splash of color.

The Red Prayer Plant is an easy plant—place it in a sunny spot, keep it’s soil damp, and mist it’s leaves once a week and it will flourish.

The Red Prayer plant gets its name from the way the leaves fold in the evening because they resemble hands folded in prayer. They are native to the rainforests of Brazil, and although this houseplant is somewhat tolerant of low light conditions, the Prayer Plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight and high humidity.

Fun Fact

The leaves of Prayer Plants follow the light. You’ll notice the leaves folded in and more compact at night, while they open up with the sun each day.

Pictured Left: Red Prayer Plant

Red Prayer Plant

Colorful and bold with hints of red on two-toned leaves
easy to grow and low maintenance, low to bright indirect light
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