The prayer plant is part of the Maranta family native to the tropical America’s. It’s distinctive leaves are decorated with easily recognizable, beautiful patterns.
Plant Height: 25cm Pot Size: 12cm
How To Care For Prayer Plant
Water when the top quarter of the soil has dried out, reducing this further in autumn and winter. If the plant gets crispy or distorted new growth, curling leaves, crispy or dry patches and yellowing leaves. Than the plant is or under-watered or is in a too light/hot spot and possibly think about a repot. If the plant rapidly gets yellowing leaves, leaf spot disease, stem collapse and plant death. Than the plant is or over-watered, gets too little light, has lack of drainage or incorrect soil and possibly got root rot.
This plant a brightly lit spot away from any direct light during the spring and summer. Excessive exposure during this time will negatively affect the plant in the likes of sunburn and dehydration. Put the plant in autumn and winter on a spot with morning sunlight for an hour or two per day.
This plant likes a stable humid environment. Therefore you can use a humidity tray and/or mist the leaves every now and than. If the surrounding saturation is too low or the heat too high, its leaves may start to brown over and curl, especially in direct sunlight. Those in either a bathroom or a dark location must not be over-misted as too much moisture will result in powdery mildew and leaf-spot disease.
Prayer plant likes nutrient-rich, well-draining soil.
You can use houseplant feed fortnightly in spring and summer and once a month during autumn and winter. Directly applying a ‘ready to pour’ feed into the soil without a pre-water beforehand will burn the roots, causing yellowed leaves and stunted growth.
Check the plant occasionally for spider mites, mealybugs, scale, thrips and aphids.
We recommend you re-pot your prayer plant every spring. This would
About Prayer Plant
Originating in the rainforests of Brazil, the prayer plant is part of the Marantaceae family and is noticeable by its vibrant green leaves with flashes of neon green, red, and burgundy. With such beautiful, recognisable foliage, this indoor plant adds the perfect tropical twist to your home! Be sure to pair this plant with one of our indoor pots and create a showstopper for your desk, shelf, or windowsill.
The prayer plant is great for those wanting to challenge themselves, offering fantastic rewards. Being a tropical plant, the Maranta requires plenty of water, indirect sunlight and benefits from a regular misting with warm water.
Keeping your prayer plant healthy can also help to keep you in tip-top shape! This particular desk plant helps to remove harmful toxins (such as formaldehyde) from the air.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.