Green Prayer Plant
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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 9602 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.
Also known as
Prayer Plant, Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura, Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana, Maranta leuconeura 'Kerchoveana', Maranta leuconeura 'Erythroneura' and red vein prayer plant
How to care for Green Prayer Plant
How often to water your Green Prayer Plant
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 Chicago, Illinois.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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.
Finding light for Green Prayer Plant in your home
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 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.
How to fertilize Green Prayer Plant
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.
Green Prayer Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Green Prayer Plant prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
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 in your home 🏡.
Green Prayer Plant is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.
Green Prayer Plant doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.
Green Prayer Plant does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Green Prayer Plant should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Green Prayer Plant is native to Central, South America and the Caribbean.
Yes, you may see your Green Prayer Plant bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Green Prayer Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 11a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Green Prayer Plant can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:
- Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
- To get the cutting to root, you can either:
- Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
- Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.
Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.
Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Green Prayer Plant, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.
Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!
Care Summary for Green Prayer Plant
Green Prayer Plant
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 6ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
What other plant parents say
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.