How to care for your Prayer Plant

While all plants in the Prayer Plant family have roughly the same needs and care requirements, there are some unique things you should know about each individual species. These will help you better understand your plant and build a relationship with it.

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What's a Prayer Plant?

Botanical Classification: Maranta leuconeura

Full Description

The Maranta 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
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Your Prayer Plant loves humidity, so mist often!
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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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