Red Prayer Plant
4.6 out of 5 (10 experiences)
Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura
What other plant parents say
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…
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.…
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.
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.
Beautiful, but a little floppy for my taste. I propagated a few cuttings to try to fill her out, but she just...flops.
Obsessed with this diva species. MUST HAVE LOTS OF BRIGHT SUNLIGHT
How to care for Red Prayer Plant
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.
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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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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.