The Prayer Plant is known to “pray” - during the day the plant lies flat and during the night it folds up in a praying position. It’s a unique characteristic that makes this plant fun to watch! Way better than watching paint dry. The plant has red veins contrasting against beautiful olive-green foliage. Each angle of the plant is different which makes the way it moves so much more enjoyable.
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-20” depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
This beautiful plant is pet-friendly! Although, we always recommend keeping plants away from those curious pets and children.
Maranta ‘Red Prayer’ Care Tips
Other Common Names: Rabbit’s Foot, Prayer Plant
Binomial Name:Maranta leuconeura ‘Tricolor’
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to Medium, Indirect
Water: Keep soil consistently moist
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Maranta ‘Red Prayer’ Story
Where is it from? Native to the tropical rainforests of Brazil, They can be found creeping along the ground in the undergrowth.
Who is the Maranta ‘Red Prayer’? One of the more unique house plants, this plant dances to the circadian rhythm. It’s fun to have around as you never know what it will look like from one day to the next.
Good For You! Reset your Clocks! The leaves of this plant move to the circadian rhythm, as the sun rises the plants awaken the leaves move upwards to greet it! At night the leaves move downwards at night.
Is the Maranta ‘Red Prayer’ the right plant for me?
This is an easy to care for and fast-growing plant! Check-in with your plant every seven days and touch the soil. The soil should feel damp! That’s it you have a happy plant.
Pet Friendly: Yes, the Maranta is pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: It looks great trailing down a bookshelf or in the corner of a room where you can watch it dance each day and night.
Prefers bright, indirect light. Can tolerate low to medium light.
Keep soil consistently moist.
Average from 65°F - 75°F.
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Non-toxic. Always keep your plants away from curious children and pets.
Remove damaged / yellowing old leaves at the base of the petiole with a pair of shears.
Remove the flowers that are finished to encourage more vegetative growth.
General Information About Your Plant
Native to the tropical rainforests of Brazil.
The leaves are thin and soft with red veins. This helps them dance freely to the circadian rhythm.
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.