Ctenanthe burle-marxii aka Prayer Plant


Common names

Prayer Plant, This Isn't A Calathea It's A Ctenanthe, Fishbone Prayer Plant

How to care for Prayer Plant


Prayer Plant is a great choice for beginner plant parents because it is easy to care for!


Prayer Plant should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Prayer Plant loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


Prayer Plant can survive in low light conditions, making them ideal for rooms that are far from windows or other light sources. However, for best results, place the plant less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light.


Prayer Plant is poisonous if ingested. We suggest keeping this plant out of reach if you have children, cats, or dogs in the home.


The Prayer Plant does not necessitate supplementary humidity. Plants primarily absorb water through their roots, rather than their leaves. Hence, the most effective way to supply humidity to your plants is by watering the soil.


The Prayer Plant should be transferred to a new pot once it has increased in size two-fold, or on an annual basis, whichever occurs earlier. Replacing the soil with fresh potting soil containing all the necessary nutrients, is sufficient enough to support the growth of the plant, thus avoiding the need to use fertilizer. It's important to note that plants derive their energy from the sun and not fertilizer.


New growth will sprout from the top of the plant as it grows upwards.

Region of origin

Prayer Plant’s native range is Central and South America.


If you provide your Prayer Plant with adequate amounts of sunlight and water, it will bloom.