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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 23, 2011

Q. Prayer Plant

I have a beautiful prayer plant and I mist it every day. It has just been through a growth spurt but now some of the older leaves are turning yellow and dying. Is this normal? Also, my Mom’s plant has lost all its large leaves and the small ones are curled up and there is no sign of new growth. Can you help?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 24, 2011
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Asked by
BrOOke on
June 23, 2011

Q. Prayer Plant Ends Brown

Why did the ends of my prayer plant turn brown?

Answered by
Heather on
June 26, 2011
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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 (https://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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Anonymous on
September 2, 2011

Q. 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?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 3, 2011
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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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Answered by
moosmom on
September 5, 2011
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mums are very good at cleaning the air

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 23, 2011

Q. 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?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 23, 2011
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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

Q. 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 on
October 7, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 23, 2011

Q. 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.

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Nikki on
October 24, 2011
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Asked by
Marb on
February 4, 2012

Q. 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

Answered by
Heather on
February 5, 2012
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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:
https://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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Answered by
Marb on
February 6, 2012
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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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