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Questions About Prayer Plants

Asked by
Dunbar on
January 5, 2018
Des Moines Iowa

Q. Prayer plant

Why does my prayer plant close during the day and open at night ?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
January 5, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

If this plant is receiving too much light, then this can happen. It should receive bright but indirect light. Too much light can cause burning.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/prayer-plant/maranta-prayer-plant-peacock-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 9, 2018

Q. prayer plant

I had a big beautiful prayer plant that was doing quite well. I moved and since then she is droopy and the leaves are brown tipped. I have tried fertilizing but the plant is not happy.
My question is: if I cut her branches down will it grow back eventually or should I just try new soil and re-potting it?

thanks

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 9, 2018
A.

There can be several reasons for browning leaves on a Prayer Plant.
Make sure the plant is receiving moderate light and humidity.

A plant will often show signs of stress when changing environment.

I would also water with distilled water, tab water often is conditioned and Prayer Plants can build up excess salts in the soil.
Fertilize according to the information in the link below. Do not overfertilize.

The links below will refresh you on the care requirements.

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

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Asked by
ladyq287 on
March 1, 2018
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Q. Prayer plant

Prayer plant was growing really fast in the 2 weeks, so I repotted into a terra cotta pot now after another 2 weeks it has leaves that are sagging down and closed. What do I need to do to revive it? Such a pretty plant.

Answered by
WillCreed on
March 2, 2018
A.

It should not have been repotted. If the original rootball is still intact, then undo the repotting by removing the soil you added and putting the original rootball back into the original pot. This is a plant that has a small root system that does not like to be disturbed.

If you removed a significant portion of the original soil, then your Prayer Plant may never recover.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 13, 2018

Q. beautiful prayer plant

how do the leaves of the beautiful prayer plant move water through?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 14, 2018
Asked by
Anonymous on
April 10, 2018

Q. Pruning a Prayer Plants

When I cut a stem from my prayer plant, will another stem start growing out of the original plant?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 11, 2018
A.

Dividing your plant is the best way to prune a Prayer Plant.

You can trim plants and them propagate a Prayer Plant.

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 12, 2018

Q. Prayer plant

My prayer plant is not doing well in my new home, which has little sunlight, thanks to large overhanging eaves. Will the prayer plant do better on a patio with indirect sunlight in this wet early Texas spring?

It has lost several leaves in the 8 months I have been here, and previously it had been my hardiest plant. My second prayer plant died after the move; I have not changed their care in any way, and completed the spring repotting as usual.

Help!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 14, 2018
A.

Avoid direct sunlight. Outdoors, plant your prayer plant in a warm but shady location. Water your prayer plant so that the soil is evenly moist but never soggy. During the winter, allow the soil to become slightly dry before watering. Maintain the humidity around the plant year-round

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Anonymous on
October 24, 2018

Q. Indoor plant

Why do the leaves of this prayer plant curl inwards? The plant have been in the same spot, with the same routine (watering, fertilizing) for about two years. Since late September, the plant look like this.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 24, 2018
A.

Your prayer plant could do this for a few reasons. Too much sunlight will do this. They shouldn't receive direct light, rather, just indirect bright light. The most common cause is too much light. They like to remain only slightly moist. And even just a little drier during the winter months. Here is an article to address proper care.

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