This eye-catching Prayer plant has distinctive leaves with red veins running from the centre to the edges of its leaves with pink/red undersides. They earn their name Prayer plant because of the way they close their leaves together during the night in the same way a person would clasp their hands together in praying position. Once the sunrises, they gradually open up again.
As a general rule of thumb, plants with thin leaves tend to not be very drought tolerant and the Prayer plant is no exception. Plants with thicker leaves or chunky stems usually have these attributes so that they can store water here in periods of drought. In contrast Prayer plants have thin leaves and will therefore only be able to look to the soil when they are thirsty. Be sure to top up with water once you’ve noticed the top part of the soil become dry!