Scientific name: Maranta
Common name(s): prayer plant
Light: medium to high light
Watering: keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy
Fertilizing: an all purpose mix every 2-3 months
Every evening the leaves of the prayer plant fold heavenward, just as hands in prayer. They are an old-time favorite because of this unusual habit and also for their ease of care. They are surprisingly easy and forgiving. If in good light they may occasionally produce small white or lavender flowers.
A.) Maranta leuconeura kerchoveana (green prayer plant)
B.) Maranta leuconeura erythroneura (red-veined prayer plant)