Prayer Plant with Pot & Tray - 12cm
Scientific name: Maranta leuconeura
Showy yet shy, this stunning plant folds its leaves in at sundown, like hands in prayer. This phenomenon is called nyctinasty and it’s a beautiful example of nature’s circadian rhythm in action. The velvety green leaves, with red veins in a distinctive herringbone pattern, fit perfectly in contemporary, stylish interiors. Embrace the natural rhythm of life and consider meditating alongside your prayer plant at the end of each day.
Sutton pot and tray: 12cm, made by hand from Italian charcoal clay
Total height: approx 30cm
Easy care: plant advice included
Shipping: The Glasshouse ship all orders received by noon, Monday leave The Glasshouse on Wednesday via Royal Mail, with free postage on all orders
Packaging: plastic-free, recycled and recyclable
PLEASE NOTE to ensure all plants are the highest quality possible, there may be times where the specimen you receive is slightly different from that photographed, but the plant will be of the same family
Grow your houseplant collection with help from The Glasshouse, a social enterprise creating opportunities for ex-offenders through horticulture.
Their plants start life in the glasshouses at HM Prison East Sutton Park in Kent, where ex-offenders grow and nurture them. While working on the project, they train for a level 2 RHS horticultural qualification, learning everything from propagation to design. The programme is a stepping stone – away from past mistakes and the prospect of reoffending, towards a fresh start and employment in the future.
As well as the practical horticulture skills, hanging out with plants has some amazing benefits for people involved in the project too – as it can for everyone. Being close to nature and greenery can bring productivity levels up, anxiety levels down, fill the air with more oxygen and be a positive influence in many other ways.
The Glasshouse continues to support ex-offenders who join their project beyond their time in the glasshouses too, helping the women keep moving forward upon release. The two things which most often lead to reoffending are lack of secure housing and employment. So, they help in linking people up with job placements and housing.
Add to your houseplant family with one of their lovingly raised plants and know it’s already been a force for good.