How To Grow Prayer Plant


For a plant that has the ‘moves’ the Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura) is a must have!

It’s not just the looks of the showy green coloured leaves and prominent coloured veins that grab your attention, but the way it changes positions throughout the day.

In the light the leaves are outward facing, showing off their fabulous colours. When night falls the leaves start to make their move upwards, gathering together, similar to that of hands praying.

The prayer plant is a great feature in your indoor jungle and one to truly keep an eye on!

How To Grow:
Step 1: Choose a spot indoors that is well lit, but away from direct sunlight like a windowsill or coffee table.
Step 2: Partially fill the pot with Yates Premium Potting Mix..
Step 3: Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Step 4: Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well keeping the water away from the leaves.
Step 5: After the initial watering, keep the soil moist (not wet!), especially during the warmer months. During winter, you can allow the soil to almost dry out before watering again.
Step 6: Feed occasionally during the growing season with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food.


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