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Flowers on Your Prayer Plant: A Guide for Plant Owners

by Frank Molnar 05/05/2024

Prayer plants are popular houseplants because of their vividly colored leaves. Like most tropical plants, it's uncommon for prayer plants to bloom when kept as houseplants. However, given the right conditions, you might still notice the pleasant surprise of flowers on your prayer plant. Here is a basic guide to what you should know about prayer plant blooms:

How to Recognize Prayer Plant Flowers

Prayer plant blooms are small and can be easy to miss due to the plant's growth pattern. You can recognize early signs of blooming by long, slender stalks resembling stems rather than unwrapped leaves. The flowers are usually white or pale purple and similar in shape to sweat peas or snapdragons. Though it's very faint, the flowers have a sweet scent.

Why Is My Prayer Plant Blooming?

Prayer plants grown indoors tend to bloom in spring and summer. Even if you keep your home's climate and light conditions regular throughout the year, plants will still follow the changing of seasons for growth and dormancy. Like most plants, prayer plants tend to go dormant in the winter and produce new growth in the warmer months.

However, every plant's behavior is unique. Some prayer plants bloom well into the fall and continue to push out new growth through the winter. If your prayer plant blooms, it's a sign of a healthy plant in ideal conditions.

Should I Prune Prayer Plant Flowers?

When plants bloom, they focus their energy into the flowers rather than creating new foliage. If your prayer plant produces flowers, you'll likely notice a decrease or complete lack of new leaf growth. A shift in behavior like this is normal, but if you want to prioritize new leaves and overall plant growth, you can prune the flowers. Pruning is as simple as snipping or pinching off the flower stalks as they appear.

While more common than many houseplants, prayer plant blooms are still a rarity. If your plant blooms, you know it's happy in your care.

About the Author
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Frank Molnar

 

Specializing in Commercial Real Estate and Luxury Homes in Ponce Inlet, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach and Port Orange

After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Finance, Frank has spent over twenty years in wealth management in Central Florida. In addition to Wealth Management, he has operated Hotels, Property Management Companies, and multiple internet ventures. His professional knowledge has helped him succeed in all of his own entrepreneurial endeavors. Frank's personal business experience has led to growing many businesses as a private equity investor and managing partner. He is currently involved in business ventures within the Real Estate, Software and Apparel space.

Daytona Beach has been his home for more than thirty years. Frank takes pride in his community and has contributed to its success through participation on a number of boards. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Daytona Beach Chamber's Economic Development Committee. This particular committee has been focused on the redevelopment of Daytona's beachside community. Frank appreciates and looks forward continuing to serve this community through both personal and business endeavors.