Prayer Plant Characteristics
During the day, its leaves lie flat, but at night they rise and fold inward, giving the appearance of praying hands.
Types of Prayer Plants
- Tri-colored prayer plant - Rabbit’s Tracks prayer plant - Burle Marxii - Kegeljanii - Lemon Lime
They will do well with a commercial potting soil, though you could also make an ideal blend by mixing two parts sphagnum peat moss with one part loamy soil and one part coarse sand.
Prayer plants thrive in moderate indirect light or even in full shade.
Watering Prayer Plants
Avoid using cold water to water prayer plants. They prefer room temperature water, though slightly warmer water is fine, too.
Opt for a water-soluble fertilizer with a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 ratio.
They do best in warm, moist conditions that may be difficult to replicate in your home, which is why the plants have relatively short lifespans when grown indoors in cooler climates.
There are two ways to propagate prayer plants: root division and water propagation.
Prayer plants are excellent houseplants for pet owners because they’re nontoxic to both cats and dogs.
Prayer plants are susceptible to attracting both spider mites and mealybugs.