Maranta leuconeura, or more commonly known as the Prayer Plant, is a one-of-a-kind foliage plant that flaunts a striking display of patterned foliage. The name originated from the fact that the unique-looking leaves remain flat during the day but fold up, resembling praying hands, at night. The decorative foliage is usually tri-coloured, featuring deep green, velvet-like sheets with red veins and yellow splotches along the center. The Prayer Plant makes a great indoor houseplant for shelves, window sills, or desks.
- This plant needs filtered or dappled sunlight. You would want to place it in a well-lit room with windows, but away from direct light. A sunny window with sheer curtains is also a good idea.
- This plant needs regular watering twice a week or once every five days or so. It’s best to keep the soil evenly moist and watered.