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Questions About Prayer Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
October 9, 2014

Q. Prayer Plant

Can you please tell me why the leaves go brown on the ends of a Prayer plant? Is it over watering or under watering, etc.? Thank you!

Answered by
Nikki on
October 9, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

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 tips 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
December 10, 2014

Q. prayer lily

I have a prayer lily that the leaves are browning and drying out. All the leaves are doing this. I do not want to lose this plant because it is from my dad’s funeral. What can I do to save this?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 10, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

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 browning 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
Sedum52 on
March 8, 2015

Q. When do I re-pot my Prayer Plant

I’ve never heard of a Prayer plant before and I liked the name, so I got a couple, but now I wish to transplant them into more attractive pots. Anything I should know before I transplant? When, after purchasing, can I repot?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 8, 2015
A.

Prayer plants are a wonderful house plant.

A good rule of thumb is to only repot your plants into 1 size larger pot.

Here is link with information about repotting your plants.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/learn-more-about-repotting-houseplants.htm

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Asked by
reenaalo64 on
April 28, 2015
It is in a pot . I live in India.

Q. Maranta plant leaves curled and becoming yellow

My prayer (i.e. Maranta) plant’s leaves got curled and are becoming yellow.┬áPlease help me.

Answered by
shelley on
April 29, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Yellow leaf curl could be attributed to under or over-watering or not enough humidity. How often were you watering? The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy. Feel the soil - if it is dry, then I would recommend increasing water to the plant to help it do better.

For additional reasons for yellowing leaves on maranta plants, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/prayer-plant/yellow-prayer-plant-leaves.htm

For more information on the care of maranta plants, please visit this link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/prayer-plant/maranta-prayer-plant-peacock-plant.htm

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Asked by
deavferaj04 on
May 8, 2015
Greenville, SC

Q. Prayer Plant

Can plant be but on a covered porch in summer where it would get morning sun. If so, would the plant require watering more often? Thanks so much for your help. Have a blessed day and Happy Mother’s Day!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 8, 2015
A.

Yes, you could put your Prayer Plant outside for the summer.
You will need to adjust watering, as it will dry out faster outside.
Be on the watch for insects or pests.
Here is a link to proper care of your plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/prayer-plant/maranta-prayer-plant-peacock-plant.htm

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Asked by
torrezlittlebit on
May 16, 2015
colorado

Q. prayer plant leaves turning brown

The leaves brown on edges at end of leaf.

Answered by
shelley on
May 16, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Brown-tipped leaves typically indicate too low humidity, improper watering (usually over-watering) or a water quality issue (fluoride toxicity). The soil of a prayer plant should be kept evenly moist, but never damp/soggy. Prayer plants favor humidity so you may want to create more humid conditions such as misting it daily with warm water or placing a bowl of water near the plant. If you are using tap water on a municipal water system, you can let the tap water sit overnight before using it on your plants to allow the chlorine and fluoride to evaporate from the water.

For more information on the care of prayer plants, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/prayer-plant/maranta-prayer-plant-peacock-plant.htm

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Answered by
torrezlittlebit on
May 16, 2015
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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 24, 2015

Q. prayer plant

My boss’s prayer plant has blooms all over it and is really growing. Why isn’t mime growing very fast and has no blooms on it? I have it in a well lit room by a window just like hers. Is there a male a female plant?

Answered by
Heather on
June 27, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

No, they do not have male and female plants. There are many reasons your plant may not be blooming. The first is that it may be lacking phosphorous in the soil. Some balanced fertilizer will help with that. Another reason is that it may not be mature enough to bloom yet, while your boss's is. The light may be another factor. Not all light is created equal. A southern exposure light is very strong while a northern exposure window's light will be weak and may not be providing enough light for the plant to be able to bloom.

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