The flowers only last from sun up to sunset, but the flower spikes are like #gladiolus, with numerous flowers up the stem, opening from bottom to top. Once my first one showed up, they just kept coming and still are with nights in the low 50F’s/high 40F’s. #prayer-plant #pink #red-maranta #houseplant
#red-maranta #prayer-plant #red #houseplant This is it now, it’s so big I keep having to move other plants off that shelf because as the plant “prays” it knocks other plants over and breaks their branches 😆
Issues with the listed care instructions of this on here: Mainly it just makes this plant seem way harder to care for than it actually is. This plant is not picky about soil ph, (excluding extremes)it is not humidity sensitive (except the extremes of course), it blooms constantly spring-fall, it’s not picky about air flow, and lastly an hour or hour and a half of EARLY morning or LATE evening sun is good for it, and will not burn leaves. So long as, like with all plants, you acclimate it slowly.
One thing to note, is they are SLIGHTLY sensitive to chlorine. Leave your cup of water to sit overnight before watering. BUT, using water thats not sat out won’t kill it. It’s also not really cold sensitive. Not frost hardy of course, but cold 47F-55F fall nights with 60F-70F days aren’t a problem for it. It’s an easy plant that shouldn’t be overcomplicated. 😸 #Prayer-plant #red-maranta #red #houseplant
@cynthia2019 Good to know I’m not alone. I worry giving advice like that sometimes, on the off chance that I’m just more “experienced” or my plant is an unusually hardy one. But I don’t want greenhorns being put off by false and overcomplicated care instructions. As exotic looking as it is, and the fact they MOVE so dramatically, its a plant I think everyone should have ✨
#red-maranta #prayer-plant #red #houseplant Ahhhhh! That’s a #seed-pod I’m pretty sure! 🤩🍀 Lucky 4-leaf clover lend me your aid! #seed