The only real soil requirement for the Prayer Plant is that the mixture is well-draining. This prevents water from pooling in the soil and damaging the roots of your plant. Combine regular potting soil with peat moss, loamy soil or perlite to increase its draining capabilities. Also, make sure that the soil mixture is acidic, with a pH of 5.5 - 6.
Fertilizer is crucial for the success of your Prayer Plant. Provide a half-strength, diluted fertilizer for your plant every two weeks, starting in spring and heading all the way through to the end of fall. In the winter, reduce the feeding schedule to once per month. Make sure not to give your plant too little or too much fertilizer, as this could lead to a list of complications, such as stunted growth and the burning of the plant’s roots.