Prayer Plant (Calathea) Reviews
Description:They need a minimum temperature of 50'F, light shade and a moist compost. Water well in the growing season, preferably with soft, tepid water, being careful not to over-water in the winter.
Newest Review: ... Marantas also tend to be thinner and more delicate than the slightly leatherier leaves that Calatheas have in general, and ... more
Customer Prayer Plant (Calathea) Reviews (2)
by - written on 06/04/11 (Very useful, 511 readings)
Calatheas or so-called 'prayer plants' are a group of plants from the tropics, which are grown as indoor pot plants mainly for their striking and attractively-marked foliage, which often bears spot and / or stripes, usually in some shade of dark purple or chocolate brown. There are two main families seen as pot plants - the Marantas, that tend to spread by means of horizontal stems and have a shorter growth habit, versus the tall Calatheas proper which grow upright, with some of the larger varieties being 'specimen' type plants that can reach three or four feet tall. In Calatheas, the leaves appear to grow up directly from the soil, as the stems from which they ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/09/01, updated on 25/09/01 (Very useful, 44207 readings)
The Prayer plant (Maranta), also know as the Ten Commandments, has become a very popular houseplant due to its compact size and beautiful decorative foliage. The plants pale green leaves are marked with dark patches between the veins, which become darker as the leaf ages, and the underside of the leaf is a gray-green with hints of purple. In its native homelands of Brazil, Asia and Africa the Prayer plant grows as groundcover, spreading across the forest floor from one patch of dappled light to the next. At night the Prayer plant folds its leaves up together, resembling hands in prayer, thus its more common name. Although you will never actually see the leaves ... Read the complete review