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Prayer plant   

Calathea amabilis

Prayer plant is part of the Calathea (Prayer plant) genus. Its scientific name is Calathea amabilis. The botanical name epithet for Prayer plant (amabilis) means 'beautiful looking'.Leaves appear approximately as a   Dartmouth green and   Tyrian purple colour. It is a houseplant / ornamental that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. This plant tends to bloom in mid spring. Popular varieties of Prayer plant with home gardeners are Burle Marx and Tricolor.

Prayer plant needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

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How to grow Prayer plant

  • Partial Sun

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  • Medium

Very easy to grow. Loves warmth and bright light, however it can get burned if left out under direct summer sun. Bring in during frost and cold. Makes a lovely houseplant.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Prayer plant is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

Growing Prayer plant from seed

Transplanting Prayer plant

Companion plants for Prayer plant

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Prayer plant so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Prayer plant

These plants will not grow well with Prayer plant so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Prayer plant problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Prayer plant plants:

Prayer plant Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin amabilis meaning “beautiful”

Other names for Prayer plant

Stromanthe, Calathea, Stromanthe amabilis, Maranta amabilis

Prayer plant care instructions

How long does Prayer plant take to grow?

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