Plant Care Green Prayer Plant

Green Prayer Plant

4.5 out of 5 (279 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

About Green Prayer Plant

Green Prayer Plant is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in moderate sunlight 🌤 and should be less than 6 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and having large, lush leaves with a whopping 6482 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Green Prayer Plant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Maranta leuconeura
Maranta
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Prayer Plant, Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura, Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana, Maranta leuconeura 'Kerchoveana' and Maranta leuconeura 'Erythroneura'

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 located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Green Prayer Plant in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

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Growing Green Prayer Plant in Atlanta right now

Light needs for plant Green Prayer Plant in Atlanta, Georgia

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

May 23rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Green Prayer Plant in Atlanta, Georgia

Sunlight will increase by 11.5% ☀️

May 23rd, 2022

Atlanta is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to increase by 11.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.6 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Green Prayer Plant in Atlanta, Georgia

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

May 23rd, 2022

This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.2 total hours of day…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ☀️.️

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.

When to repot Green Prayer Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Green Prayer Plant in Atlanta, Georgia

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

May 20th, 2022

The growing potential in Atlanta is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Green Prayer Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Sunlight Needs
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Yellow Leaves

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 your location in Atlanta, Georgia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Green Prayer Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 152
Green Prayer Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 147
Green Prayer Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 103
Green Prayer Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 62
Green Prayer Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 50
Green Prayer Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 50
Green Prayer Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 34
Green Prayer Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 11
Juliette avatar
@Juliette
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 189 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
04/06/2022

Such a beautiful looking plant! When you take care of it correctly, it takes care of you right back.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Juliette avatar
@Juliette
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 189 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
04/06/2022

Such a beautiful looking plant! When you take care of it correctly, it takes care of you right back.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Wineandvine avatar
@Wineandvine
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 345 XP
globe Annapolis, Maryland
04/01/2022

Beautiful plant, grows well, I think he prefers more humidity than I give him. Think bathroom window kinda guy

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Lovingsunnyaz avatar
@Lovingsunnyaz
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 5,119 XP
globe Goodyear, Arizona
02/27/2022

Beautiful leaves, and love how they “fold their hands” at night

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mizsherm avatar
@Mizsherm
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 832 XP
globe Aurora, Illinois
02/27/2022

So far this poor plant has struggled in my house. First the cats attacked it then it just got sad. I’m trying to figure out what to do for it. On the bright side it seems to be trying to push up new growth.

Browns easily Browns easily
Jovialcacto avatar
@Jovialcacto
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe Boise, Idaho
02/10/2022

Love how it moves throughout the day & night ☺️

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mariansoasis avatar
@Mariansoasis
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 3,561 XP
globe Solana Beach, California
01/23/2022

Stunning plant. So easy to take care of. Beautiful foliage that you could stare at all day 🥰

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Tinkannabel avatar
@Tinkannabel
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 100 XP
globe London, England
01/19/2022

It has large beautiful leaves and is easy to look after

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Elderwildyam avatar
@Elderwildyam
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 98 XP
01/17/2022

Calatheas in general can be quite difficult to grow and maintain. The green prayer plant however has been rather easy to grow quickly in the right conditions.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 6,726 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/17/2022

Very beautiful but sensitive to too much sun and too little humidity

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 6,726 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/17/2022

Beautiful but very specific about humidity and watering

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 15,931 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
01/15/2022

Super fast grower. Likes indirect light and attracts spider mites. 😭

Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 15,931 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
01/15/2022

I love these. They grow so much and I love their prayer activity but they’re also pest magnets (spider mites 😖) so you gotta keep an eye out for that. And they’re sensitive to tap water and will likely brown if you use tap. May need distilled or filtered water.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 15,931 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
01/15/2022

Love these but they definitely brown easily. Use filtered or distilled water to help. High humidity lover and spider mites lover 😭

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 15,931 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
01/15/2022

Love my prayer plants… even if they are spider mites magnets 😭

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 6,726 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/14/2022

Beautiful but a bit of a pain in the ass. Very sensitive to over and under watering and needs humidity to prevent browning and curling of leaves.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Workingonit avatar
@Workingonit
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 38 XP
01/12/2022

It’s so pretty, and still folded up for the night despite having been in transit for 5 days in a little box. Also it’s great for my shady room!

Michelle rose avatar
@Michelle rose
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 404 XP
01/12/2022

Once I found the right place for my prayer plants, she blooms a new leaf every week.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Icedmacchiato avatar
@Icedmacchiato
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 427 XP
globe Dallas, Texas
12/24/2021

Beautiful!!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 15,931 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
12/23/2021

Love these guys because they grow quickly and are beautiful, but they are a pest magnet (like spider mites 😭) and want high humidity to thrive and not brown.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily

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