Plant Care Green Prayer Plant

Green Prayer Plant

4.5 out of 5 (212 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 4371 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

Green Prayer Plant belongs to the maranta genus, and is native to Brazil.

Taxonomy

Maranta leuconeura
Maranta
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

prayer plant

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 Miami, Florida.

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 Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

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Growing Green Prayer Plant in Miami right now

Light needs for plant Green Prayer Plant in Miami, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 21st, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Miami is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Green Prayer Plant in Miami, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 14.5% ☀️

January 21st, 2022

Miami is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to increase by 14.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Green Prayer Plant in Miami, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.4 hours 📈

January 20th, 2022

This month, Miami is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 3.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of daylig…

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Miami, Florida ⛅.

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 Miami, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 21st, 2022

The growing potential in Miami is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot 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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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 Miami, Florida, 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 118
Green Prayer Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 117
Green Prayer Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 78
Green Prayer Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 46
Green Prayer Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 40
Green Prayer Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 38
Green Prayer Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 28
Green Prayer Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 9
Tinkannabel avatar
@Tinkannabel
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 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
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@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
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,328 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 71 Plants
xp 4,328 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 73 Plants
xp 6,809 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 73 Plants
xp 6,809 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 73 Plants
xp 6,809 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
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,328 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
Michelle rose avatar
@Michelle rose
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 238 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
Mal avatar
@Mal
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 179 XP
globe Huntington Beach, California
01/07/2022

Just repotted and already have had 4 new leaves grow in a few weeks. Love how soft and cute the leaves are.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Icedmacchiato avatar
@Icedmacchiato
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 165 XP
globe Dallas, Texas
12/24/2021

Beautiful!!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jaroa avatar
@Jaroa
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 136 XP
globe Glen Allen, Virginia
12/23/2021

I love the color of the leafs and how it grows

Rwags avatar
@Rwags
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 2,431 XP
12/12/2021

Have loved learning how to take care of this plants. Doesn’t like to get dry, misting regularly, indirect sun.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Kmarentette avatar
@Kmarentette
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 161 XP
globe Boston, Massachusetts
11/18/2021

Overall a great plant! I’ve loved it so far. The “praying” action at night is so cool. It is a bit sensitive to light and especially humidity, so the first month took a lot of observing and adjusting my care routine. Once you know a little background information, it’s very easy to figure out what the plant needs based on its behavior. As long as you’re a keen observer and pay attention to what the plant is telling you, you’ll be just fine!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Indymary avatar
@Indymary
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 977 XP
globe Greenwood, Indiana
11/15/2021

Doesn’t need direct sunlight.

Survivor Survivor
Indymary avatar
@Indymary
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 977 XP
globe Greenwood, Indiana
11/09/2021

Easy care and interesting appearance.

Survivor Survivor
Molly avatar
@Molly
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe Charlotte, North Carolina
11/09/2021

So cute <3

Fast grower Fast grower
Kim avatar
@Kim
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 236 XP
10/19/2021

I put mine in the window .

Survivor Survivor
Faithiweddle avatar
@Faithiweddle
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 864 XP
globe Lowestoft, England
10/10/2021

Very fussy! Never seems pleased with what we do to help her!

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Celinehugi avatar
@Celinehugi
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 145 XP
globe Hope Valley, Western Australia
10/07/2021

Ever since I reported it about 3 weeks ago it’s grown 4 new new leaves

Fast grower Fast grower

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