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Indoor Gardening and Houseplants: prayer plant

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Kellyville, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2006
9:19 PM

Post #2063923

I dont know the proper name but this plant I love. It is blooming and I didn't even know that it bloomed. John

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Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2006
3:20 AM

Post #2064811

This is it:

I have never saw one in bloom, so you must be doing something right John!
Mobile, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2006
9:04 PM

Post #2068645

I didn't know that they bloomed either! How long have you had yours? I had one for several months, but it dried up while we were evacuated after Katrina. I have since purchased two more simply because I love the colors and am fascinated by the way the leaves fold up in "prayer'! Do you keep it in the window all the time?
Kellyville, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2006
9:48 PM

Post #2068756

Hope, it is in a southwest window. I bought it at Wal-Mart last year. I potted it in mg potting soil and water it once a week from the bottom. Hope this helps . John
Homestead, PA

July 5, 2008
7:54 AM

Post #5206448

My prayer plant has done average over the past few years. It gets indirect sun on a basement windowsill. This is the first year that the leaves have started to get brown blotches. I cut off all affected leaves. New leaves were produced but the blotches have started to appear again. Any idea what is causing the blotching? What can be done to prevent it from occurring again?

(Zone 1)

July 5, 2008
7:21 PM

Post #5208423

I grow a lot of different plants and have never had luck with Maranta's. They require a lot of humidity and even though we have nothing but humidity here in Florida I still could not seem to conquer the brown crispy leaf edges. I have a few terrariums and don't know why I never tried one in a terrarium.

Here's some care info for the Prayer Plants:
North Augusta, ON

July 5, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #5208501

Lin, they grow beautifully in a terrarium!!

Here is mine:

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(Zone 1)

July 5, 2008
8:26 PM

Post #5208641

Wow, 3G .. that looks great! I might just have to get another one and put it in a terrarium!
Medford, NJ

July 9, 2008
4:58 PM

Post #5229934

They bloom when old enough and happy with the light.

No matter how well mine seem to be doing, I always lose them eventually to overwatering. I think. So in desperation, I have decided to try hydroponics. Here is my latest pot, it has been about 2 months and it seems pretty happy. No soil = no root rot (I hope!)

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