Do Prayer Plants like to be root bound? Some plants do relatively well when root bound and can even thrive in a smaller pot but a Prayer plant is not one of these plants.
If your prayer plant is in a pot that is too small for it and its roots become restricted then you will notice a slow in growth and leaf production. If you do find your plant isn’t putting out new growth then take it out of its pot and check the root situation to see if it needs a new pot.
Ideally you should only need to pot your plant once every growing season. When you go to repot your prayer plant opt for a pot one size up and let your plant grow into it, then you can repot again. When you repot them make sure you do so in well draining soil to avoid water clogging when you water your plant.
If you repot your plant at the start of every growing season then you are giving it plenty of opportunity to grow into its new pot. This is the perfect time to repot your plant. If you wait until the end of the growing season then your plant will be sat in a big pot not really doing much.
So to summarise do prayer plants like to be root bound? No they do not, so get repotting and make sure your roots have space to grow.
Another questions we get asked is are prayer plants easy to grow? We think they are but make sure you check out our article to find out why and how to help them achieve optimal growth. And if you do find them easy to grow you might find that you need to repot them a bit more often.
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