How to Care for a Fishbone Prayer Plant

use these instructions to care for a fishbone prayer plant. this guide will tell you how to water your fishbone prayer plant, its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

Light Requirements

A Fishbone Prayer Plant will do best in medium to bright indirect light. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight–the leaves will fade and become scorched. If there is too little light, the new leaves will appear solid green.

Water Requirements

For best results, keep your Fishbone Prayer Plant moist, but not wet or saturated. When watering, use lukewarm water they do not like to dry out and do not like cold or hard water.

Humidity Preference

Like many tropical indoor plants, your Fishbone Prayer Plant prefers a spot with ample humidity. If leaf edges begin to curl or brown up, mist them with lukewarm water on a regular basis, or use a pebble tray. The Fishbone Prayer Plant will thrive if given frequent, lukewarm showers either in the actual shower or from the spray attachment near your sink. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for this plant because these areas tend to be more humid.

Optimum Temperature

Your Fishbone Prayer Plant enjoys the warmth–preferably between 65-85 degrees, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Plant Food

Fertilize monthly in the spring and summer, diluting the plant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Never feed a Fishbone immediately after repotting, wait at least 4 weeks.

Additional Care

If you notice a tip or edge burn, often with a yellowish hue at the edge, it could be due to your tap water. To solve this, allow your tap water to stand overnight before watering so the chlorine and fluoride can evaporate. Alternative water choices are distilled or rainwater. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing. If only a portion of the leaf is brown or yellow, go ahead and carefully trim off that portion of the leaf with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears. Do not use any shine products on the leaves, instead, clean leaves occasionally with a damp cloth.


Fishbone Prayer Plants are non-toxic and are safe for humans, cats, and dogs.