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Did you know there is a plant that is said to pray for the home? What is it called, and why it is good to have one

Due to the pattern of its leaves, many have likened this plant to praying hands. Read about the plant and be surprised by its unexpected effects.

Native to Brazil, the Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana or prayer plant derives its symbolism from its highly attractive leaves. These leaves appear to be flat during the day, while at night they take the shape of praying hands.

What does Maranta, known as the prayer plant, look like

Maranta is a plant that comes from the tropical forests of South America and can be distinguished best by its deep green, oval leaves. However, if we look more closely at the leaves, we will also notice some yellow spots in the central part, and also some red veins, which extend, in most cases, to the edge.

The prayer plant, as it is also known, is a species that is characterized by slow growth, reaching between 30.5-38 cm in height.

What are the benefits of the plant that is said to pray for the home

It brings positive energy

One benefit of prayer plants is said to be the positive energy they create in the home. Getting its name because of its folding leaves, Maranta brings good luck to the home, due to its association with divinity, being considered, moreover, a perfect gift.

Health benefits

Another benefit of the plant is that it ensures physical and mental health, as it increases calmness and concentration, while also improving air quality.

How to properly care for the plant that is said to pray for the house

Because it comes from a tropical area, Maranta needs a lot of heat and light to grow. However, exposure to direct sunlight can destroy its leaves.

The advice of specialists would be to avoid keeping such a plant in rooms where there are large temperature fluctuations. Moist soil and some humidity is the perfect environment for its growth.

During the cold season, the temperature must not fall below ten degrees Celsius in the room where the Maranta is kept, while in the summer the plant prefers a temperature of 18-23 degrees Celsius; however, it resists very well at temperatures of 25- 26 degrees Celsius.