Plant Care Red Prayer Plant

Red Prayer Plant

4.6 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Red Prayer Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Red Prayer Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura
Maranta
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Red Prayer Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Red Prayer Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Red Prayer Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
Red Prayer Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Red Prayer Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Red Prayer Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Red Prayer Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
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@Callenjb171
Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Red Prayer Plant named Biddy by Callenjb171 on Greg, the plant care app
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 rea…

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Charlotte, NC
Rating of the plant Red Prayer Plant named Maggie by Savsad3 on Greg, the plant care app
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.…

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@314plantmom
Metairie, LA
Rating of the plant Red Prayer Plant named PrayTell by 314plantmom on Greg, the plant care app
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.

Meln808 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Red Prayer Plant named Manni by Meln808 on Greg, the plant care app
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.

Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Red Prayer Plant named Beaker by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
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.

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Bayonne, NJ
Rating of the plant Red Prayer Plant named Madonna by Plantsongb2be on Greg, the plant care app
02/21/2021

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

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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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 💪.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Red Prayer Plant in your home 🏡.

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.

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.

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