Definition of prayer plant in English:

prayer plant


  • A Brazilian plant with variegated leaves which are erect at night but lie flat during the day, grown as a houseplant.

    Maranta leuconeura, family Marantaceae

    ‘It belongs to the Maranta group, whose other members with interesting foliage have such names as the prayer plant, zebra plant and herringbone plant.’
    ‘Peace lilies and prayer plants are easy to grow and require little maintenance.’