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Black Prayer Plant Maranta leuconeura var. leuconeura Black prayer plant is an especially good houseplant that has silvery-blue leaves dotted with purple and edged in olive green. Exotic Angel Green Prayer Plant Maranta leuconeura Green prayer plant is a classic variety; it may have been grown by your grandmother! The green leaves have purple markings between the veins. Exotic Angel Kim Prayer Plant Maranta leuconeura 'Kim' Kim prayer plant is a fun variety that has green leaves, purple spots, and creamy-white streaks. Exotic Angel Marisela Prayer Plant Maranta leuconeura 'Marisela' Marisela prayer plant is a hardy indoor plant with dark green leaves and lighter green markings between the veins. Exotic Angel Red Prayer Plant Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura Red prayer plant shows off dark green leaves, purple markings, and rich red veins. It's a lovely houseplant. Exotic Angel
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Prayer Plant Flower

Prayer plant is a good houseplant: It’s easy to grow, has fun foliage, and is a hardy indoor plant, ensuring you can be pretty successful with it! Prayer plant is a low, spreading plant that’s often grown in hanging baskets, but will also grow horizontally along a tabletop or other surface. It’s a slow grower, so no matter where you have prayer plant, you don’t need to worry about it growing out of bounds. This hardy indoor plant earned its common name from the fact that the leaves tend to fold together at night, like a pair of praying hands. Most types of prayer plant have variegated foliage, adding to the the plant’s interest. Prayer plant does produce flowers, but they’re not large or particularly showy. This is a good houseplant to grow for its leaves. Prayer Plant Questions? If you grow prayer plant, or would like to, and have questions about it, just drop us an email! One of our indoor plant experts will get back to you. And, don’t miss out on our monthly emial newsletter. Sign up now!

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Grow prayer plant in low, medium, or bright light. In bright light, it’s best to protect the leaves from direct sun by using a sheer curtain or other filter. Water prayer plant just before the soil surface dries. This hardy indoor plant is likes to stay relatively moist (but not sopping wet all the time). Its leaves can start to turn brown if it dries out too much or too often. Prayer plant doesn’t need much fertilizer; just once or twice a year (preferably in spring or summer) is enough to keep it healthy. You can certainly fertilize it more frequently if you wish. Use any fertilizer formulated for indoor plants and follow the directions on the packaging. Prayer plant prefers above-average humidity levels, but typically grows well in most homes. If your home’s air is especially dry in winter, boosting humidity around your prayer plant will make it happier. Note: Prayer plant is not intended for human or animal consumption.
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Prayer Plant Flower

Hi, I have a prayer plant that was given to me 21 years ago. yes, 21. it was with other plants.They where all in the same pot.I was told it was considered an island plant, because of the different plants it had init. I love and treasure it. A few years ago I had planted them in a medium planter and it didn't grow. One day my mom came over and she replanted it for me. Does she have a green hand for plants.After a few years I accidentally tipped over the plants. My husband came to the rescue and has placed the prayer plant, palm plant,.and the spider plant in different pots. That is what was the prayer plants and all others were waiting for to grow.The prayer plant is beautiful, not to much water, by the front door window ( i do have a covering on the outside so maybe it doesn't get over sunlight.) We talk to all our plants every morning and let them know they are beautiful, I also fave place sticks of miracle grow. They are beautiful

Prayer Plant Flower

Search Add New Question Can I grow a prayer plant from a clipping? wikiHow Contributor Yes. I just clip off above a bottom leaf and place the cutting in water for a couple of weeks until you see roots. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 15 Why are the leaves of my prayer plant curling inward along the sides of almost every leaf? wikiHow Contributor This may be the result of not watering enough. It doesn’t have to be pathological though. The leaves change shape throughout the day, depending on the light they’re exposed to and what sources it comes from. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 9 What causes the edges of leaves to turn brown and a bit yellow? wikiHow Contributor Overwatering occasionally has that effect. Try not to water too much or too often. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 14 What does it mean when the leaves are not the deep purple they should be? wikiHow Contributor Your plant may be exposed to too much sunlight, which would cause the colors to fade or bleach. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 7 My plant has some spindly flowers. Should those be nipped off? wikiHow Contributor I tend to leave them. They only blossom for a few days before they fall off, making room for new ones. Once there are no more, the entire blooming peduncle starts to dry, at which point I trim it. I find the flowers to be a nice touch, they come a few times a year. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 4 One part of my prayer plant is drying up while the rest is fine. What should I do? chee hean Yeong Uneven watering or humidity could be the cause. Remember to water and mist evenly. I find double potting helpful, as trays of stagnant water may encourage mosquitoes breeding. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 5 Is this an indoor or outdoor plant? wikiHow Contributor I keep mine indoors, as I bought mine in the “indoor plant” section of a nursery. However, if you live in a climate that is hot and humid at all times, such as the tropics, then I’m sure it could do quite well outdoors. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 4 Helpful 5

Prayer Plant Flower

Although prayer plant houseplant is somewhat tolerant of low light conditions, it does best in bright, indirect sunlight. The prayer plant prefers well-drained soil and requires high humidity to thrive. Prayer plant houseplants should be kept moist, but not soggy. Use warm water and feed prayer plant houseplants every two weeks, from spring through fall, with an all-purpose fertilizer.
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Prayer Plant Flower

Only repot the prayer plant in the spring or summer if it becomes pot-bound. When the container for the plant becomes full of roots, the potting mix dries out very quickly, causing the prayer plant to grow very slowly. This condition is called pot-bound. The new container for your plant should be only 1 to 2 inches wider than the old one. Put 1 inch of potting mix in the bottom of the new container, remove the prayer plant from the old container, place it in the new container and finish filling it with the potting mix. Once it’s been repotted, water it generously to settle the soil around the roots.

Prayer Plant Flower

I have 2 prayer plants, one is 5-6 years old and has survived a move, one is 3 years old. They are in 10 or 12 (I don’t remember) inch plastic pots and I’ve repotted them in their same pot, loosening roots and adding new soil, twice now. I do not give them enough humidity, so I get some brown tipped leaves, but I cut those leaves off when I water. From March to October, I feed my prayer plants like I do my African Violets. I put one tsp Miracle Grow in 1 gallon of water and use that solution at every watering. From November to February, I only water. They grow and grow, even through the winter, and profusely flower now and then. I try to cut off the blooms when I have time simply because the foliage is where I want my plant’s energy to focus, and the dried flowers that fall off are messy, but sometimes I can’t keep up. The most interesting thing I’ve discovered is that when the “vines” get longer than I want them, I cut them off to the length I like at watering time, take a butter knife, stab a hole in the top of the dirt and stick the end of the cut runner in. If it’s a healthy vine, it always grows. The only time they die on me is if I’ve neglected to water and the soil has gone completely dry before growing sufficient roots. (I’m not always good at watering, but have found prayer plants to be quite forgiving in that they perk up and replenish any die off quick). Another funny thing is they’re so predictable. For as long as I’ve had them, it still startles me when I walk by in the afternoon and see their leaves completely down, like a plant that hasn’t been watered in months. But now, while it still startles me, I just look at the clock and say, “yup! It’s 2 o’clock”, or 3 o’clock, depending on daylight savings time. I love the daily movement. It makes it so obvious that my plant is a living thing in my home.

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