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Questions About Prayer Plants

Asked by
Cortgirl11 on
February 8, 2017
Waukee, IA 50263

Q. prayer plant

Leaves are not smooth, but like crinkled, thirsty? Have tried repotting and not watering too often and misting. Still not growing or showing any signs that new leafs are going to be any different.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 9, 2017
A.

This could be lack of light or nutrition.

Make sure the plant is in a bright indirect light.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 14, 2017

Q. brown spot on leaf of prayer plant

Can I trim the brown spot on the edge of the leaf? Sorry, I don’t have any photos.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 18, 2017
A.

If the edges of your plant are turning brown dark, it can be due to build up of salts in the soil from conditioned water.
Try using distilled water to water your plant. You can also let tap water set on the counter for at least 48 hours before using.

You can trim the plant edges, but it may continue to turn brown until the salts are flushed from the plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/prayer-plant/brown-leaves-on-prayer-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/softened-water-and-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/prayer-plant/maranta-prayer-plant-peacock-plant.htm

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Asked by
Kym Orsburn on
March 23, 2017
Spokane

Q. sick prayer plant

It was doing great, then I moved it from direct sun to partial sun and now looks like it’s diseased or something.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 26, 2017
A.

You actually have a Shamrock plant.

This article will refresh you on the care of this plant.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/shamrock/growing-shamrock-plants.htm

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Asked by
Jahsmah on
May 7, 2017
Roanoke, Virginia 24017

Q. How to save my prayer plant

I bought this beautiful prayer plant a few weeks ago, and now it\’s dying. I made sure to keep the soil moist but not overly wet. At first I placed it near a window, but that seemed to be too much light, so I moved it into a room with less light. That seemed to escalate the death. I took it out of the original pot and separated the roots which were tightly clustered. Now I don\’t know what to do. YouTube videos advise an enclosed container to keep the moisture consistent, but I am not certain how I can do that with it in its current state. Please help.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 7, 2017
A.

The roots can dry out and die quickly if left out of the soil.
Your plant does not look good, and it may be a case of tossing it out and starting over.
You can propagate a leaf if you have any healthy leaves remaining.
These links will refresh you on the care requirements.

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 9, 2017

Q. Red veined prayer plant

It has 2 shoots with flowers blooming. The plant is otherwise healthy but not growing. Do the flowers drain growth? Should I cut them off?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 10, 2017
A.

Yes, the plant may slow growth while it is blooming.
You can fertilize your plant every couple of weeks with an all purpose fertilizer from May thru September.
This will help the plant support the flowers.

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 4, 2017

Q. Prayer Plant

I have a crystal sugar like substance on the back of my prayer plant leaves? It falls off when wiped. Is this a fungus?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 4, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

It seems this is common, and nothing to be concerned about, unless you are also seeing webbing. If there is any webbing, you could have a pest. Here is a link to articles pertaining to the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/prayer-plant/

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 10, 2017

Q. Prayer Plant has too many brown leaves

How exactly do I trim off the brown leaves on my prayer plant?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 10, 2017
A.

If the leaf is completely brown, it can either be removed simply by tugging gently, or you can cut it off at the base with sharp, clean scissors. If a leaf has crispy brown edges but still has some green, it is best to leave it on to help feed the plant, but if you need to for cosmetic reasons you can cut the leaf off at the base.

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