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What does a prayer plant look like at night?

Maranta leuconeura is an evergreen, low ground tropical plant famous for its distinctly beautiful and decorative 6-inch long leaves. The plant holds its leaves open downwards or straight during the day, and at night the leaves close vertically and resemble praying hands, thus the name Prayer Plant.

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Regarding this, do prayer plants close up at night?

When there is not enough light, the leaves close at night and do not fully open during the day. When a Prayer plant gets too much light, the color in the leaves starts to fade. Keep the soil of a Prayer plant moist but never soggy.

Secondly, what kind of light does a prayer plant need? Although prayer plant houseplant is somewhat tolerant of low light conditions, it does best in bright, indirect sunlight. The prayer plant prefers well-drained soil and requires high humidity to thrive. Prayer plant houseplants should be kept moist, but not soggy.

Herein, what does a prayer plant look like?

The prayer plant has wide, oval-shaped, dark green leaves with white or light green running down the spine of the leaf. The veins that run up the leaves can be several shades of red, as are the undersides of the leaves.

Why is it called a prayer plant?

Prayer Plant Plant Features This hardy indoor plant earned its common name from the fact that the leaves tend to fold together at night, like a pair of praying hands. Most types of prayer plant have variegated foliage, adding to the plant's overall interest.

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