Prayer Plant

Maranta leuconeura

The Prayer Plant, native to Brazil. Asia, and Africa, is a very unique plant. The large patterned leaves with hues of red, green, brown, and cream lift up and fold together each evening as though praying and open again the next morning. Although its flowers are small and insignificant, the patches of color on the leaves of a Prayer Plant get darker and more vibrant as the plant gets older. Some interesting varieties of the Prayer plant include the Rabbits Tracks and Herringbone varieties. A Prayer Plant requires a warm humid environment in order to grow well.