The Prayer Plant is named for its unique pattern of leaves that fold together like hands in prayer when the sun sets. It’s a low-growing plant, reaching heights between 10 to 15 inches tall. The foliage comes in a range of colors including red, pink, purple, green and white. Its leaves are oval-shaped with striking veins that stand out against the background. The undersides of the leaves are usually darker than the top side.
When it comes to its care requirements, this tropical beauty likes bright indirect sunlight or artificial light and evenly moist soil – not overly wet or dry. During the summer months, you can place your Prayer Plant outdoors but make sure to bring it back before temperatures dip below 55°F/13°C. This plant is easy to propagate and can be done by stem cuttings or division.
The Prayer Plant is a great choice for adding texture and color to any room – whether it’s in the living room or your work space. It purifies the air around you and makes an excellent housewarming gift!
Maranta are a genus of tropical plants native to South America. Maranta plants are popularly known as Prayer Plant or Rabbits Foot because the leaves move up and down throughout the day simulating prayer. Marantha Prayer Plant is a species of Maranta that belongs to Marantaceae family with Calathea Sanderiana and Calathea Lancifolia. These are slow growing shade loving Marantha species which are popular in house plant culture. Marantha Prayer Plants have clusters of purple-brown leaves with bright light green veins and at night the leaves fold up like clasped hands in prayer position making it an interesting addition to any home indoor garden!