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Questions About Prayer Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 21, 2011

Q. What Type of Plant Do I Have

I have a plant that was given to me, but I have no clue what it is. There are no flowers as of yet. The leaves are a medium to light green and some have dark red spots, some have white spots, and some have green spots. I did take pics of this plant.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 21, 2011
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A.

This is a prayer plant. Here is more information on caring for them: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/prayer-plant/maranta-prayer-plant-peacock-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 6, 2011

Q. Prayer Plant Help

My grandma gave me a prayer plant last year. It was in a small container with four other plants.  I transferred it into a 10-inch terra cotta pot with stones on the bottom for drainage. It has two large branches with many huge leaves. They’re about 1 1/2 feet long. The tops are very heavy and the base is very small and weak,  held up by a stick. It’s also growing some weird ‘legs’. They’re very skinny and about 6 inches long, and at the end of each one they gave a green hook that looks like a claw. They’re green, so they’re alive. I’m not so sure what to do.  I looked at other prayer plant pictures and was shocked to see mine looked nothing like them.  I was thinking about cutting some of the branches but am afraid it’ll die.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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We can better identify the problem or plant with a picture.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 10, 2011

Q. Brown Tips on Prayer Plant

I have brown tips on my prayer plants. What am I doing wrong? The light is okay.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 11, 2011
Certified Expert
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There are several reasons for this happening, but under watering is the most common. This article has other reasons this can happen as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 4, 2011

Q. Dividing Roots

I have a prayer plant calathea that is getting very large and thick. Is it ok to split the root to put in separate pots?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 5, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, this is fine and can be done during spring repotting. You can also take summer cuttings of the plant to make more.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 15, 2011

Q. Browning Edges on Leaves

The edges on the leaves of our Prayer plant keep turning brown. What can we do to stop this from happening?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 16, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 31, 2011

Q. Indoor Prayer Plant

What causes the tips of the prayer plant leaves to turn brown?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 31, 2011
Certified Expert
Asked by
jjandkimmysmom on
June 19, 2011

Q. indoor plants

I would love to have a prayer plant. Anyone have seeds, slip, or a plant that I can buy?

Answered by
Heather on
June 22, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Check eBay. Believe it or not, I have had great luck finding plants on there.

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