Mystery Plant.

Hello Judy,
I am hoping that you might be able to tell me what this plant is. I found it at a popular department store and the I.D. and care tag were missing and it didn’t say what it was on the barcode sticker. I instantly like the look of the plan so I bought it and love it and have always wondered what it was called, just its common name would be great. Thank you for your help! Kerrie Johnson

Hi Kerrie,


Your plan is a type of Maranta called a Prayer Plant. There are care instructions for this plant in the Popular Houseplant Section of the website. In case you haven’t noticed, the leaves close up at night as though they were praying and open up in the morning again. This plant does best when there is a great deal of humidity.