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What is this yellow pod at the bottom of my prayer plant

Zone Canada | Jaclynmcmillan added on June 12, 2019 | Answered

It’s growing out the the bottom of the plant, as if it’s a root but is very thick and looks to be hollow

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BushDoctor
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Answered on June 12, 2019

Think of it, sort of, like a potato!

They do grow tubers when they are happy, so that they can preserve extra nutrients for when they become unhappy. There is conflicting evidence of trying to propagate these, and I've come to the conclusion that they are solely for nutrient storage, not propagation.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/prayer-plant/maranta-prayer-plant-peacock-plant.htm

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