Cat-Friendly Plants Ideas: Prayer Plant

Cat-Friendly Plants Ideas: Prayer Plant also known as Calathea and Maranta have distinctive patterns on their leaves. It can grow large and gives your room a nice accent.

Prayer Plant

Prayer Plant, Calathea Leaves

Prayer Plant Leaves (Pinterest)

Prayer plants are native to tropical South and Central America, Africa, and the West Indies. Which leaves grow primarily for their beautiful, brightly colored, upright, oval leaves.

Prayer Palnt Huge Leaves

Prayer Plant (BRIGHT SIDE)

Prayer plant grows to a height of 6 to 36 inches. They can be pretty large and tall. They need at least 55 degrees to survive in the winter months.

Prayer Plant, Calathea pots

Prayer Plants (Pinterest)

You don’t want to place them in the direct sunlight. Prayer plant likes bright indirect light, dark room is not appropriate for this plant.

Prayer Plant, Calathea Big Leaves

Prayer Plant (Pinterest)

Prayer plant loves moisture and thrives with humidity. You water them when the few top inches of soil are dry and keep it moist. When the air is too dry, plant gets brown leaf edges. You can put a tray of wet pebbles under the plant or run a humidifier near them as well. Or grouping plants together to create a greenhouse effect.

Prayer Plant Red

Prayer Plant (Pinterest)

Prayer Plant in a pot

Prayer Plant (Etsy)

The Leaves fold at night appearing like ands clasped in prayer.

Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura 'Marisela')

Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura ‘Marisela’) “Bronx bot garden conservatory” (Garden.org)

Because of its dense foliage, it has mysterious effect as it conceals its stems when put indoors to accentuate any spot it occupies. It’d bring the air of Southern and Central American to your room!

Reference

How To Grow Prayer Plants (Maranta leucoreura) & Prayer Plant Propagation (gardening KNOW HOW)
 Prayer Plant (Guide-to-Houseplants.com)
 Prayer Plant (Costa Farms)
 Calathea Care For The Home and Landscape (Plant Care Today)
 CALATHEA ROSEOPICTA PLANT (Houseplant 411)

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Originally published at Johnny Times.

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