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  • Attractive Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 10-12 inches
  • Pet Safe

A great option for plant parent newbies, the Red Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura) is as easy-going as it is beautiful. The tricolor leaves are the greatest point of interest, oblong in shape and deep green in color, dotted with chartreuse along the midrib, with herringbone-patterned crimson veins. The undersides of the velvety leaves are crimson as well, exposed and folded up at the end of the day like praying hands when light is at its dimmest. With consistently moist soil and plenty of bright, indirect light, the Red Prayer Plant adds color and movement to any space. 

Best Locations For Growing Red Prayer Plant

Prayer Plants are popular plants for homes with pets and children because they are non-toxic. Place the Red Prayer Plant in a warm, bright spot to keep its color vibrant. Because they love humidity and moisture, kitchens and bathrooms are great options, with easy access to water and slightly more humid air. Tolerant to medium light, these low-growing, spreading plants can also provide a pop of color to a coffee table or bookshelf.

Red Prayer Plant Sunlight Requirements

The Red Prayer Plant will do best in bright, indirect light, but can also tolerate being a bit farther from a bright window. Place the Red Prayer Plant in a north- or east-facing window for consistent, all-day light. This plant can be placed near a south- or west-facing window, but with leaves that burn easily in direct sunlight, provide it some protection from the afternoon sun. When in too bright of light, leaf color may fade. 

Red Prayer Plant Care

In the same family as Calatheas, Prayer Plants share a similar though slightly less pronounced need for high humidity. To increase the humidity directly around a plant, provide it with a pebble tray or humidifier, or mist the leaves regularly. Like most houseplants, the Red Prayer Plant can remain in the same pot for up to two years. When repotting is necessary, choose a pot with drainage holes that is only an inch or two larger than the previous and repot with well-draining soil. 

Watering Red Prayer Plant

Prayer Plants have watering needs that are a bit higher than the average houseplant, requiring consistently moist but not soggy soil. Allow the surface of soil to dry slightly before watering, adding water until it comes out the bottom of the pot to ensure that the roots are getting evenly moist. Never allow the soil to dry out completely, as this will cause the leaves to become dry and crispy at the edges or drop entirely. If many lower leaves are turning yellow, this could be an indication that the plant is not receiving enough water. Check the soil moisture regularly as you may have to water up to a few times a week, depending on temperature, lighting, and humidity. Watering can be cut back slightly in the winter, though the plant may benefit from supplemental humidity. 

Feeding Red Prayer Plant

The Red Prayer Plant will benefit from regular fertilizing in the growing season, from spring to the end of summer. Dilute a liquid houseplant fertilizer into water once or twice a month, making sure to follow the instructions to avoid burning the roots and leaves. In the winter, fertilizing is not necessary as many plants slow their growth significantly. 

Red Prayer Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 10-12 inches
Mature Spread: 15-18 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Shade/Description: Light Lavender
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Oval Shaped Deep Green to Paler Green Leaves Variegated with Pinstriped Colored Markings Of Red
Temperature: 70° - 80°F (21° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Red Prayer Plant
Other Name(s): Prayer Plant
Scientific Name: Maranta leuconeura 'Red'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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