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This distinctive plant has stunning green leaves with red veins and pink undersides. It earned its name because of the way the leaves fold together at night, like hands closed in prayer. Best known for its colourful, patterned leaves that move up and down with daylight, the Prayer Plant is, of course, a member of the Calathea family.
Light conditions: enjoys bright but indirect light.
Neediness: although super easy to care for (an ideal beginners plant!) Prayer Plants love a little TLC and will always benefit from regular misting using warm water and soil kept moist.
Watering: regular watering during the summer months and when soil feels dry, less frequent during winter months.
Ideal location: bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and studies
Rate of growth: average, unlikely to grow quickly
Temperature: ideally above 15°C, this plant also enjoys a humid environment but doesn't need one to thrive.
Pets: this plant is safe around pets
Sizing: W12cm x H25-35cm
Also known as: Maranta Leuconeura
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