Prayer Plant

Maranta leuconeura

The Prayer Plant, native to Brazil. Asia, and Africa, is a very unique plant. The large patterned leaves of a Prayer Plant, 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 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 Plant and Herringbone Plant varieties. A Prayer Plant requires a warm humid environment in order to grow well.