The maranta is a close relative to the calathea and with its boldly patterned foliage and tendency to fold its leaves every night, it's easy to see why! This lemon lime variety has a uniquely striped pattern on its leaves, with a mix of green, chartreuse, and yellow colors.
While prayer plants can tolerate low light conditions, they do best in bright, indirect light. They don’t like direct sunlight. Light that’s too bright can bleach your prayer plant’s leaves, so if your plant’s leaves begin to appear washed out, try moving it into lower light conditions. On the other hand, without enough light, your prayer plant’s leaves won’t open all the way in the morning, so watch for this signal as well.
Prayer plants’ water preferences hearken back to their native conditions in Brazil, Asia, and Africa. They like to be kept evenly moist and just barely damp to the touch. Do not let soil get too dry between waterings.
Medium. Fertilize your prayer plant every two weeks from early spring through fall.
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