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 the flowers of a Prayer plant are small and insignificant, the patches of color on the leaves get darker and more vibrant as the plant matures. Some interesting varieties include the Rabbits Tracks and Herringbone.  A Prayer plant requires a warm humid environment in order to grow well.