Prayer Plant‘s are plant that like to be moist. They like the air around them moist, they like to be watered regularly, they just like to be moist. That is because these plants are originally native to the swampy and tropical areas of south and central america, so they’re used to growing in environments that receive a lot of humidity.
If you’re keeping a Prayer Plant as a houseplant then the chances are your home will have drier air than found in their natural habitats. Especially if you live in a country that experiences cold winters and you have to use a heating system. Heating systems can dry out the air causing crispiness on leaves that we just don’t want to see.
One way to combat this is by misting your plants. Misters are very cheap to come by and can last a very long time. If you mist your plant you introduce water into the air around the plant and help the leaves to retain moisture which should prevent crisping and browning of the leaves.
Try to gently mist your prayer plant once a day or once every other day. If you can’t commit to doing it that often then as often as you are able to should also make a difference to the health of your plant.
If misting is tiresome to you and something you forget then consider buying a humidifier instead. They are a more expensive option so if you don’t mind misting your plants often you can do that instead. But if you’d rather they receive moisture automatically then invest in a humidifier. You also don’t have to spend a lot of money, you can buy humidifiers relatively cheap.
If you like you can also just do both. You can buy a humidifier and mist your plants as well. If you want to keep reading about prayer plants then check out our next article how long does a prayer plant live?
To summarise should I mist my prayer plant? We say yes you should but you shouldn’t stop there. If you are able to you should also try to make the environment in which your plants live more humid by adding a humidifier.