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Green Prayer Plant

4.4 out of 5 (176 experiences)

Green Prayer Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Green Prayer Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

prayer plant

Taxonomy

Maranta leuconeura
Maranta
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Green Prayer Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 98
Green Prayer Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 93
Green Prayer Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 65
Green Prayer Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 38
Green Prayer Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 33
Green Prayer Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 32
Green Prayer Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 27
Green Prayer Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
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@Jillian
Marathon, Ontario
Rating of the plant Green Prayer Plant named Your plant by Jillian on Greg, the plant care app
07/26/2021

I’m fairly new to being a plant parent, this plant was my second that I bought. There have been many times I thought it wouldn’t survive, but it managed. I love the lush leaves and it seems to grow …

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@Marie
Maplewood, Minnesota
Rating of the plant Green Prayer Plant named Prayer by Marie on Greg, the plant care app
09/03/2021

I had one plant for over 30 years! Ok, not the leaves exactly, but the root system. As long as you keep it watered enough so the roots don’t die, you can cut it back and new leaves will grow. I foun…

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Mindellah avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Green Prayer Plant named Keanu Leaves by Mindellah on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

This plant is constantly growing new beautiful leaves, grows fast, and survives. It needs more water than I thought and could have been repotted sooner than I did it. The new leaves have the rich red…

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@Apb0168
Hamilton, Ontario
Rating of the plant Green Prayer Plant named Faith by Apb0168 on Greg, the plant care app
06/05/2021

I have had a great experience with this plant. Has flourished and it recently had white flowers which they say does not usually happen indoors. I have put it in my shower window on purpose becaus…

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Drdrey avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Green Prayer Plant named Aretha Franklin by Drdrey on Greg, the plant care app
04/03/2021

Much prettier version compared to its classic red-striped prayer plant relative (in my opinion) and from what I hear they are much less fussy. There is CONSTANT new growth. Only downside was through …

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@Sharon
Austin, Texas
Rating of the plant Green Prayer Plant named Lime by Sharon on Greg, the plant care app
03/12/2021

One of my favorite plants! I got it when there was only six leaves, and now it’s got 20+ large, vibrant leaves. The leaves shifts up and down, which is very cool and makes you feel stronger about its…

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M.daysi.o avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Green Prayer Plant named Hecate by M.daysi.o on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

I’ve propagated three different babies from this plant because the branches were getting too heavy for her to hold herself up, I didn’t think she’d come back from such a severe chopping but she’s bac…

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@Lindsey
Las Vegas, Nevada
Rating of the plant Green Prayer Plant named Viola Davis by Lindsey on Greg, the plant care app
06/06/2021

Grows easily in low light. I have mine 13 feet from an east facing window on a shelf and it’s thrown off countless new leaves in the 2-3 months I’ve had it. The leaves go thin when she needs to be wa…

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@Hattie.patt…
Wheathampstead, England
Rating of the plant Green Prayer Plant named Zion by Hattie.patten on Greg, the plant care app
06/04/2021

Very attractive plant and it’s leaves can change colour depending on the amount of light it receives which is cool. It can be a little fragile and need quite a bit of water but it is worth it in my o…

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@Torisplants
Toronto, Ontario
Rating of the plant Green Prayer Plant named Susan by Torisplants on Greg, the plant care app
07/21/2021

Not entirely sure if I’m doing something wrong but my plant isn’t growing and is rather browning on some of the leaves 😰 going to research a bit and see what I can do to make my child grow!

How to care for Green Prayer Plant

Water

How often to water your Green Prayer Plant

Water needs for Green Prayer Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Green Prayer Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Green Prayer Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Green Prayer Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Green Prayer Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Green Prayer Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Green Prayer Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Green Prayer Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Green Prayer Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Green Prayer Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Green Prayer Plant

Green Prayer Plant

Green Prayer Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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