Prayer Plants

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  1. Prayer Plant Ends Brown
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  4. Care for Prayer Plant
  5. Prayer Plant Leaves Yellowing
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  7. Can I grow my prayer plant out on my porch
Asked by BrOOke on June 23, 2011
Prayer Plant Ends Brown

Why did the ends of my prayer plant turn brown?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is either a water issue or a humidity issue. make sure the plant is getting enough water with the proper drainage. Check for issues that may hurt its ability to take water up, like root rot (http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm). Water only when the top of the soil is dry to the touch but do not let the soil dry out completely.

You can add some extra humidity around the plant by setting it on a pebble tray.

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Asked by Anonymous on September 2, 2011
Healthy Air

I’ve read that prayer plants are one of the best to promote healthy air in the home. Is this true, and will they help with a mold problem?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, prayer plants are very effective air cleaners. This video will help you learn more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe48-yBl0yo

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moosmom

mums are very good at cleaning the air

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Asked by Anonymous on September 23, 2011
Brown Spot on Edge of Prayer Plant

I have a problem with my Prayer plant. It is getting brown spots on the edge of the leaves. Do you have an answer for me?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The prayer plant is sensitive to being underwatered. Unlike most houseplants, the soil should be kept moist at all times--do not allow it to dry out. Other possible causes of brown leaf spots could be dry air or too much direct light. Mist the foliage often and make sure it has bright, indirect light. Also, remove the affected leaves.

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Asked by Anonymous on October 6, 2011
Care for Prayer Plant

I have a Prayer plant and don’t know why the edges of its leaves have gone brown and dried. Could you give some hints to avoid that?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by Anonymous on October 23, 2011
Prayer Plant Leaves Yellowing

Some of my leaves turn yellow then die. What could be the problem? I still have new leaves coming on plant. I cut the yellow ones off.

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by Marb on February 4, 2012
Prayer Plants

Both my prayer plants were nice a full when I bought them. Now they are sparce, lanky (droopy) and the leaves on the one are turning brown and dying. Can you advise me on how to perk up the plants?

Thanks,
marb

ANSWERS
Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You may be overwatering the plants and this may have caused root rot. This article will help you determine if the plant has root rot:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

Before you water the plant, feel the soil. If the soil is dry, then water. If the soil is still damp on the top, the plant does not need water at this time. You will find that your plant will need less water in the winter than in the summer, even if iot is indoors.

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Marb

I always thought that if the leaves turn yellow that meant over watering.....I didn't think that I was over watering....maybe watering once a week or once every ten days...

I'll view the video on root rot...thanks very much for responding.

Marlene

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Asked by Gkeeton on March 18, 2012
Can I Grow My Prayer Plant Out on My Porch

I want to grow my prayer plant out on porch. Is that possible?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They can be placed in a shady location outdoors in summer, but do not thrive year round outside unless you happen to live in a tropical-like climate. They cannot tolerate temps below 60 degree F.

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