My prayer plant isn't well at all. She is 7 months old (Since I bought her) and she has lways been in good health with praying at night and weekly feeds, regular misting etc However these past two weeks she has got really ill.
She isn't praying at night, her leaves are so drooped and touching the floor, some of her leaves were curling so I made sure the blinds were not facing in so she didn't have direct light. I have made her hot, cold etc and just cant seem to help her. Her stems are going very droopy too.
Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to revive my poor plant?
If the root ball will come out of the pot easily, you could take it out and set it in a sink, and/or on some newspaper to get rid of excess moisture. If you haven't looked at the roots in a while, it would be good to check them anyway.
I have several of these plants that I purchased a few months back also. There are a couple of mine that want to do the same things yours are doing. I think I will check on the water level of the ones that are drooping. Interesting topic and informative.
Anyone who has a plant in conventional potting soil (as opposed to a porous, 'gritty' mix) should always check the soil moisture before watering. This should involve sticking some kind of probe or skewer into the soil all the way to the bottom of the pot. Patting the top surface, or sticking a finger an inch into the soil won't do it, because the problem lies down inside the pot, where the roots are. Pull up the probe and feel it and the soil sticking to it - it should feel just barely damp, or have a few crumbs of soil sticking to it. Watering without knowing the state of the moisture deep inside the pot where the roots are is a recipe for disaster. After you're acquainted with the plant's water usage, you may not feel the need to deep-check at every watering.
Taking the plant out of the pot and setting it on absorbent paper is a good idea to dry it; also try to get it into more light. (Just don't burn it in direct sun.) Please be aware that you might lose it anyway; try not to be too discouraged, chalk it up to education, and try again
i rescued one from a friend's dish garden. i water it once a week (sticking my finger in the soil, first, to test for dryness) and mist every day. i know that misting plants is another topic of conversation, but there it is. i also don't have it in a sunny spot. i have it near my snake plants - very indirect lighting. i recently lost one stem, with three leaves on it, but the rest of the plant is doing well. i agree with the over watering, as a possible contributing factor. also, maybe too much light?