Plant Care Red Prayer Plant

Red Prayer Plant

4.6 out of 5 (48 experiences)

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

About Red Prayer Plant

Red Prayer Plant is a popular houseplant 🌿 that 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 534 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Red 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.

Taxonomy

Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura
Maranta
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Red Prayer Plant

Water

How often to water your Red Prayer Plant

Water needs for Red Prayer Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Red 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 Red Prayer Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Red Prayer Plant in your home

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

Red 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 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Red Prayer Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Red 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 Red Prayer Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Red Prayer Plant

Red Prayer Plant

Red 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.

What other plant parents say

Red Prayer Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 28
Red Prayer Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 21
Red Prayer Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 21
Red Prayer Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Red Prayer Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 10
Red Prayer Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
Red Prayer Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Red Prayer Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Ella._.frd avatar
@Ella._.frd
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 208 XP
10/30/2021

love sm. lots of people dont like them but i think they’re amazing

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Butdidikillit avatar
@Butdidikillit
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 510 XP
globe Charlotte, North Carolina
09/11/2021

It’s just serene, but grows fast, so a bit crazy.

Fast grower Fast grower
Jaejeb avatar
@Jaejeb
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 92 XP
09/05/2021

Absolute joy of a plant, dynamic to watch throughout the day, and tolerates a log as well.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Paul avatar
@Paul
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 3,173 XP
globe Hopewell, New Jersey
08/15/2021

Temperamental

Miguelg avatar
@Miguelg
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 652 XP
globe Belcamp, Maryland
07/28/2021

i love my red prayer plant! i pruned two leaves off of it when i first got her because the stems had gotten damaged during shipping and i was terrified it was dying 💀 but in one month it has already grown two beautiful leaves and it has grown so much.

do not leave this plant under direct sunlight like i did because it will cause the leaves to burn, i moved it further from the window with the blinds halfway and it has been thriving ever since

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Hobbitday avatar
@Hobbitday
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 700 XP
globe Missoula, Montana
05/31/2021

I loooove red Marantas! Extremely active and fast-growing, plus they have such a unique look! Mine is barely praying because it’s so busy putting out new leaves!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Anxietyatlaw avatar
@Anxietyatlaw
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 1,396 XP
globe Indianapolis, Indiana
05/20/2021

This guy does not stop growing! She lives on my coffee table and has been growing a new leaf every few days. Hardly drops any leaves. Plus, it’s so fun to watch her move back and forth as the sun rises/sets.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Kenziebaker avatar
@Kenziebaker
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 229 XP
05/16/2021

I love my prayer plant! It does brown on the edges because of humidity but it still grows like wild fire. If humidity is a problem for you and you like perfect plants this isn’t a plant for you. If you don’t mind a happy plant with a few brown edges then this is your plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Kaitlyn avatar
@Kaitlyn
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 1,188 XP
05/15/2021

The easiest plant to propagate in water. In a couple weeks I had 2+ inch long roots. I have heard that the maranta plant can be kind of finicky so we’ll see how long I can keep it alive lol

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fairyplantmother avatar
@Fairyplantmother
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 828 XP
05/03/2021

This plant is very picky and temperamental but she’s perfection when you get the hang of her light and water combo!

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Katiel avatar
@Katiel
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 796 XP
04/30/2021

This plant is so cool! The leaves are very unique and I love tracking their moment as they unfold with the light every morning. Mine has put off 2 new leaves recently and is fairly low maintenance. Can get brown at the edges of the leaves with too much sun.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Ashleyysurber avatar
@Ashleyysurber
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 544 XP
globe Nampa, Idaho
04/28/2021

A friend of mine propagated this from her mother maranta plant and she’s already put out 4 leaves since taking care of her and sprouting 2 more!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Deejay avatar
@Deejay
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 831 XP
04/28/2021

High humidity and bright light is this gals friend.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Agatha avatar
@Agatha
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 642 XP
04/24/2021

I would say my maranta is the first intermediate/advanced plant I’ve been able to keep happy.
I got it in a 4” pot a year ago and it has been pushing out leaves and flowers non-stop since. Is now in a 6” pot.
For mine, water in a tray underneath is key. Or her leaves brown at the tips easily. Now that she is much bigger and her leaves hang far beyond the tray I have for her, I’m a bit nervous they’ll get crispy so keeping an eye out for that.

Very easy to propagate, too. I have taken a few cuttings, rooted them in water and added them to the pot to make her bushier.

A really fascinating and unique plant once you attune to her needs.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
314plantmom avatar
@314plantmom
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 300 XP
globe Metairie, Louisiana
04/15/2021

After the winter I have to propagate my babies! They will tell you very quickly when they need more water and humidity. However, they are my favorite to watch grow and bloom.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Nerskine avatar
@Nerskine
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,964 XP
04/08/2021

Beautiful, but a little floppy for my taste. I propagated a few cuttings to try to fill her out, but she just...flops.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Callenjb171 avatar
@Callenjb171
leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 2,897 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
03/19/2021

It needs a lot of humidity! I didn’t know this bringing it home and the leaves curled up immediately. If you live in Colorado or another desert area I would not recommend this plant without being ready to do more maintenance than with many other plants.

Savsad3 avatar
@Savsad3
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 445 XP
globe Charlotte, North Carolina
02/24/2021

I’ve only had my prayer plant for about a month and I’ve already have 2 new leaves unfold & I can see 2 more coming up! I created my own potting soil mix with good drainage & I mist the leaves daily... she is a happy plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Plantsongb2be avatar
@Plantsongb2be
leaf-1 84 Plants
xp 946 XP
globe Bayonne, New Jersey
02/21/2021

Obsessed with this diva species. MUST HAVE LOTS OF BRIGHT SUNLIGHT

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Meln808 avatar
@Meln808
leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 643 XP
02/15/2021

I love the colors in it and how it moves up and down. It’s also super easy to propagate. It gets many compliments from visitors.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor

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