Red Prayer Plant


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I’m the Red Prayer Plant. I get my name because during the day I spread my beautiful leaves out and about and at night I raise my hands in the air in a prayer position. I am pretty easy to care for but I require a little bit of attention. I look great in a window sill or on a shelf to add a splash of color to your home. My leaves are non-toxic to pets and will help purify the air in your space. I’m a great choice for new plant parents.

🌱 Care Level – Moderate: The Red Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura) requires some attention, especially in terms of humidity and light, making it suitable for those with a bit of plant care experience.

🐾 Pet-Friendly – Safe: This plant is non-toxic and safe for pets, making it a great addition to any pet-owner’s home.

☀️ Light – Moderate to Low: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can fade the colors of its leaves.

💧 Water – Consistent: Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid waterlogging. Use lukewarm water to avoid shocking the plant.

🌫️ Humidity – High: Loves high humidity. Mist regularly, use a humidifier, or place the plant on a pebble tray with water.

🌡️ Temperature – Warm: Thrives in temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid temperatures below 60°F (15°C) and drafts.

🌍 Hardiness Zones – 11-12: Mainly an indoor plant in most climates; can be grown outdoors in these tropical zones.

🌿 Fertilizing – Light: Fertilize every month during the growing season with a half-strength, balanced fertilizer. Reduce in winter.

🪴 Re-potting – Every 2 Years: Re-pot when the plant becomes root-bound or the soil appears depleted, using a well-draining soil mix.

🧹 Cleaning – Regularly: Gently clean the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and support photosynthesis.

🌱 Propagation – Division or Cuttings: Propagate by dividing the plant during re-potting or by stem cuttings.

🌎 Origin – Tropical Rainforests: Native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, the Red Prayer Plant is admired for its striking leaf patterns and colors.

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