The Stromanthe Triostar is a beautiful eye-catching plant native to the rainforests of Brazil. This specific variety of Stromanthe has beautiful pointed green leaves colored with pale green, cream, and pink on top while the bottom is colored with a deep pink or magenta. This beautiful plant is in the same family as the Prayer Plant and will fold up its leaves in the evening. The more light this gorgeous gal receives, the more variegation will show on its leaves.
Like 90% of all plants, Stromanthe like to have their soil moist, but not saturated. Water when the top inch is dry, which you can find out by using a moisture meter or poking your finger into the dirt up to your first knuckle.
Light and humidity
Stromanthe are a tropical rainforest plant, so they prefer a more humid environment – not enough humidity can lead to browned leaves. You can add humidity by misting the plant, placing a humidifier nearby, or putting a tray of rocks and water underneath the plant’s pot. These plants want bright, indirect light. They also prefer a warmer spot in your home, so make sure it is not in an area where it will be hit by drafts or AC.
Soil and fertilizer
Keep the Stromanthe in clean, well-draining soil. Since they prefer to be slightly moist, it is imperative that the soil drains well, otherwise it can lead to root rot. Fertilize in spring and summer, but it is not a requirement for continued growth.
Cleaning and pruning
Clean the leaves of your Stromanthe Triostar with a soft, damp cloth to rid it of dirt and dust.
You can separate a piece of the Stromanthe from the main plant and place in it’s own container.
Stromanthe Triostars are slowwww growers, so don’t worry about repotting frequently. Once the plant starts to outgrow its pot, you can uproot it and place it in a pot 1-2” larger than the previous one.
Be sure to turn your plant every 7-10 days, as it is always reaching for the sun. Turning it will encourage steady, even growth. This plant is non-toxic to pets, but always keep an eye out if your pet starts munching on plants. The Stromanthe Triostar will be the center of attention in any room, so be sure to put it in a pot that matches its beauty.