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by Baart on December 03, 2004 12:56 AM
Could someone tell me what causes a prayer plant to fold its leaves? I thought it was the amount of light it was getting. And are these plants also called Ten Commandments?
by Jiffymouse on December 04, 2004 02:49 AM
i don't know the answer to your question about the name, but part of the answer to the question about the "folding leaves" is that marantha plants tend to fold their leaves during a cycle pattern (24 +/- hours) at the end of each day. this can be part of the "evolutionary program" for the plant or one of "saving/conserving" the warmth & light collected during the day. i hope someone else has the rest of the answer, because i'd like to know too!!!
by gardenmom32210 on December 05, 2004 04:17 PM
Heres some info I found,see if it helps...

Do Prayer Plants sleep?

G-Mom [grin]

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