Why are your Prayer Plant Leaves turning brown? Is there anything you can do to save them? The first thing you need to do is to find out the cause, then assess the damage and then act.
Here are some of the main reasons you might find your Prayer Plant leaves turning brown:
Prayer Plants like to be kept in medium to high humidity. If the air is too dry then this can cause the leaves of the Prayer Plant to crisp and become brown. Try using a hygrometer to measure the moisture level in the air and if it reads dry then this could be the cause.
Too little watering
Not watering your Prayer Plant enough can cause the soil to dry out and the plant to become dry. A common sign of underwatering is Prayer Plant leaves turning brown. Try sticking your finger in the plant’s soil to see how moist it is. If you struggle to tell the a moisture meter should be able to give you a good idea and if it reads dry then it’s time to start watering your plant more often.
Too much light
The ideal lighting condition for a Prayer Plant is medium to bright indirect light. If the light is too strong or the plant is receiving too much sunlight it can result in scorching of the plant which will cause brown spots to appear like burn marks.
Fertiliser that is too strong
Fertiliser can burn the leaves of a plant and a fertiliser that is too strong may cause brown burn marks on the Prayer Plant’s leaves. Try using a weak fertiliser and diluting it so that it isn’t too strong for the plant.
These are some of the causes of prayer plant leaves turning brown and you can prevent this from happening by setting up the ideal growing conditions for your plant. However, once the brown leaves have appeared the damage can be irreversible and it’s sometimes better to cut off the damaged leaves so that the plant can concentrate on growing new healthy leaves.