Back to the previous page
Sometimes referred to as the “prayer plant”, this species has leaves that lay flat during the day and stand up at night. Its leaves are stripped with a fishbone pattern, alternating between light silvery-green and dark blue-green. The foliage is paddle shaped and attached to long stems. As the leaves fold up for the night, they reveal their beautiful maroon undersides
This plant can survive in near-freezing temperatures, although the foliage will die off, ready to re-sprout during spring.
Keep in fairly bright light, but not in direct sunlight.
Do not allow the compost to completely dry out.