While this plant is known to be low-light tolerant, it typically prefers bright, indirect light. Be sure to keep it out of direct sunlight to avoid burning the leaves.
The soil should always remain moist but not soggy. This plant prefers to be watered with warm or room temperature water. Water the plant every 5 days but less during the winter.
Ideal temperatures is 60ºF - 80ºF and it prefers warm temperatures. It does not like the cold and should never live in conditions under 55ºF. Keep away from hot or cold air drafts. Requires high humidity. Mist the leaves daily in the morning with warm water only. You can also place near other plants or leave a bowl of water nearby to boost humidity levels.
This plant can grow up to 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide with leaves that are 6 inches long. Fertilize every 2 weeks, spring through fall only, when the plant is actively growing.
This plant does not have to be repotted often but it does not like to be root-bound or pot-bound. When you do repot, use rich, well-draining soil and choose a pot that it about 1" larger in size. The best time to repot is in spring.
You can propagate the plant with cuttings. Take a stem cutting beneath the node and place in a glass of water. Repot into moist soil when the roots are 2" long.
Safe and non-toxic to all humans and pets.
About the Green Prayer Plant