How to Grow and Care for Your Prayer Plant
Maranta leucoreuraFebruary 8,1998
Derrick Thorne wrote:"Browning tips on prayer plants leaves
Could you tell me what is causing this and what could done to prevent it. Thank you, Derrick"
One possible cause of the burned leaf tips on your Prayer Plant could be chlorine or flouride in your water supply. This problem can be alleviated by using bottled water, or allowing the water to sit in an open container for 24 hours before using it.
Prayer Plant Growing TipsRepot your Prayer Plant in early spring if needed,
at which time you can propagate new plants by division.
The ideal temperature range for growing Prayer Plants is between 60° and 85°.
Dry air may be a problem in the winter, and this is often the cause of brown leaf tips.
Putting the Prayer Plant in among several other house plants will help to create a more humid atmosphere. Another aid for humidity would be to place a bowl of water in the immediate vicinity of the plant or place the pot on top of a saucer filled with moist pebbles.
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