Maranta Green -Prayer Plant
The Prayer Plant is an easy plant — place it in a sunny spot, keep its soil damp, and mist its leaves once a week and it will flourish.Gaining its name from the way the leaves fold in the evening resembling hands folded in prayer, this plant is a fan favorite among plant enthusiasts. Native to the rainforests of Brazil, prefers bright, indirect sunlight and high humidity.
Light: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.
Water: When the top 95% of the soil is dry , but as soon as it gets to this point , proceed to water.
*We recommend Bottom-watering, sometimes called reverse watering, is when you place a plant in a bowl of water, allowing the soil and roots to soak water from the bottom up. (Naturally, your pot needs to have drainage holes for this to work).
Humidity :Your Prayer Plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often.
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.
Food: Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.
Toxicity: Prayer Plants are non-toxic and are safe for humans, cats, and dogs.
Tips: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.