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Question by  deana (28)

What are indoor prayer plants?

I was told that I should get one of these for my house and have no idea what it is.


Answer by  babalu (177)

They are a tropical plant belonging to the genus Maranta. They have green leaves with distinct patterns and the leaves fold up during the night, looking like they are praying.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Maranta leuconeura erythroneura or prayer plant is a common houseplant that prefers warmth and humidity. There are several varieties with different color variations in the leaves.


Answer by  jp1999 (231)

At night, this unique plant folds its leaves to give the appearance of praying hands. This is why it is affectionately called a Prayer Plant. These plants are popular due to their beauty and demand hassle free care.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

They are compact house plants with red and yellow veins on green leaves which fold up at night like hands in prayer. They should be kept out of direct sunlight unless it is filtered through a curtain. It will bloom with white flowers if kept in high humidity, or misted daily, or kept in tray with pebbles and water.

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