One of the most well-known houseplants, Prayer Plant is an easy plant for beginners to start growing. Often times, Prayer Plant is recommended as the first plant beginners try their hand at growing and caring for. I’ve had a Prayer Plant in the corner of my bedroom for years and all I’ve had to do to keep it alive is remember to water it every now and again! I’m not kidding when I say that anyone can grow these plants in the home, so let’s get started!
Grow Zone: Can be grown anywhere indoors. Can grow in zones 11-12 outdoors.
Water and Sun Needs: Prayer Plants prefer partial sun and should be watered when the soil feels dry.
Average Size: Prayer Plant may grow to be 12-18 inches tall and 12-36 inches wide.
Plant Type: Perennial
Special Features: As I previously mentioned, Prayer Plant is one of the easiest to grow. It does well as a potted plant, and can even do well in a hanging planter, as well.
How to Get Started: Have I convinced you that the Prayer Plant is just the houseplant you need? Great! To start growing, place your plant in an area of indirect sunlight, in a large pot full of well-draining soil. Too much sun can cause the leaves on your plant to scorch and it can be difficult for the plant to recover. I recommend placing the Prayer Plant in an eastern or northern facing bedroom room of the home. Water only when the top 1/2 inch of soil feels dry and never let the plant sit in a puddle. Overwatering like this always causes root rot! These plants do like the humidity (and so does our skin!) so I run my personal humidifier every so often. Re-pot every few years to promote growth.