Prayer plants prefer warm conditions and thrive in temperatures from 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 27 degrees Celsius). A reactive plant, it communicates distress by curling up its leaves when it is feeling too cold.
Proper feeding of your prayer plant will support its growth and vibrancy. Use a balanced houseplant fertilizer and apply according to packaging instructions in the growing season: typically early spring through late summer.
The Maranta leuconeura family has several exciting variants, each with unique and vibrant leaf patterns. It’s worth noting though that prayer plants and calathea plants are so closely associated with one another that they’re often mislabeled.
Propagation of Prayer Plants can be successfully achieved through root division during repotting or by taking stem cuttings. For stem cuttings, make sure to cut just below a node, as this is where new roots will sprout.