Plant Care Green Prayer Plant

Green Prayer Plant

4.5 out of 5 (195 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 3970 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 New York.

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 New York

New York, New York

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Growing Green Prayer Plant in New York right now

Light needs for plant Green Prayer Plant in New York

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Green Prayer Plant in New York

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.8% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 26.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Green Prayer Plant in New York

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 7.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of dayl…

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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 New York ⛅.

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 New York

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

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in New York is very 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…

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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 New York, 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 104
Green Prayer Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 103
Green Prayer Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 73
Green Prayer Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 39
Green Prayer Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 36
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 6
Ckoh avatar
@Ckoh
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 431 XP
globe Canal Winchester, Ohio
12/04/2021

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Kmarentette avatar
@Kmarentette
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 145 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 32 Plants
xp 646 XP
globe Greenwood, Indiana
11/15/2021

Doesn’t need direct sunlight.

Survivor Survivor
Indymary avatar
@Indymary
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 646 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 217 XP
10/19/2021

I put mine in the window .

Survivor Survivor
Faithiweddle avatar
@Faithiweddle
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 542 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
Silvia avatar
@Silvia
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 528 XP
globe Portland, Oregon
09/21/2021

Loves water, very communicative

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Jphillippe avatar
@Jphillippe
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 1,233 XP
globe Minnetonka, Minnesota
09/10/2021

These love my house!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Platypusrex256
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe San Francisco, California
09/09/2021

I haven’t killed it yet so that’s something

Survivor Survivor
Jphillippe avatar
@Jphillippe
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 1,233 XP
globe Minnetonka, Minnesota
09/08/2021

We just love the baby offsprings of Big Mama❤️

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Sarah avatar
@Sarah
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 175 XP
09/04/2021

Browns very easily, but beautiful colours when blooming well

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
Marie avatar
@Marie
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 118 XP
globe Maplewood, Minnesota
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 found the roots to be tolerant of my absences of watering. So don’t despair. Plus, I’ve already learned more from Greg about the life cycle of this plant—it needs more humidity than I knew to give it all those years.

Survivor Survivor
Lexyelyse12 avatar
@Lexyelyse12
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 67 XP
globe Hackettstown, New Jersey
08/29/2021

very easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 64 XP
08/26/2021

Very easy to maintain. Looks really cool.

Vikkib avatar
@Vikkib
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 1,914 XP
globe League City, Texas
08/09/2021

So beautiful to watch grow 💞

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jill avatar
@Jill
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 485 XP
08/08/2021

yeah

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Shana avatar
@Shana
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 44 XP
globe Saguenay, Québec
08/06/2021

Make sure to put your plant away from direct sunlight to avoid burning the tip of the leaves ! A room with moderate light is perfect !

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Proudplantparent avatar
@Proudplantparent
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 499 XP
08/04/2021

Browns far too easily. Even new leaves start browning before unfurling! Very frustrating.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily

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