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Types of Houseplants

Prayer plant, Banded arrowroot

Prayer plant folds up its leaves in darkness.


Plant in regular potting mix and keep the soil moist. Grow in diffused sun, bright, indirect light, warm temperatures and high humidity. Keep evenly moist, but allow the soil to dry between waterings during winter.

Special Requirements

Do not allow water to stand on the crowns; the stems rot easily.