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Stromanthe Care

This eye-catching family of tropical plants is known for its impressive, colorful, foliage. Along with its vibrant leaves, you will love watching the leaves of your Stromanthe move towards the light—literally reaching for the stars as the light fades.

How to care for your Stromanthe

Use these instructions to care for a Stromanthe. This guide will tell you how to water a Stromanthe; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Stromanthe Peacock

LIGHT

Place your Stromanthe Peacock in a warm, well-lit spot. The more bright indirect light the plant receives, the more variegation you will see on the leaves. Never expose it to direct sunlight–it will scorch the leaves.

WATER

Water your Stromanthe when the top 25% of soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Stromathe Peacock loves a humid environment, so feel free to mist every day. Use a pebble tray or a humidifier during the winter months when the air tends to be drier. The leaves will turn brown and crispy when the air is too dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Stromanthe Peacock prefers temperatures between 65-80 degrees during the day and no cooler than 60 degrees at night. Avoid placing your plants near heating and air conditioning vents and fans. 

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

The Stromanthe Peacock is non-toxic to humans and pets.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Turn your plant every week, as it will reach for the light. Adding humidity is key in keeping this plant healthy, thriving and full of splendid colors! Mist often or use a pebble tray.

Stromanthe Triostar

LIGHT

Your Stromanthe Triostar prefers a well-lit spot with bright, indirect light. Though it can tolerate lower levels of light, the bright variegation will fade. Avoid direct sunlight which can burn the leaves.

WATER

Water when 25-50% of the soil volume is dry. Water thoroughly and discard any excess water in the saucer. Overwatering can cause root rot. Growth naturally slows in the winter and watering frequency should be reduced.

HUMIDITY

Your Stromanthe prefers a humid environment. Use a pebble tray, group it with other plants, or place a humidifier nearby. If this humidity is too low, leaf edges will begin to brown.

TEMPERATURE

Your Stromanthe prefers temperatures between 65-80°F. Avoid drafts from vents or drafty doors and windows.

FOOD

Feed your Stromanthe once per month during the spring and summer with a general purpose houseplant fertilizer diluted to half-strength. Make sure the soil is damp; never apply fertilizer to dry soil.

TOXICITY

Stromanthe Triostars are non-toxic to humans and pets.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Turn your plant regularly to maintain full and balanced growth, since it naturally grows towards the light. High humidity will help leaves develop with vivid coloration and large size.

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What's a Stromanthe?

Botanical Classification: Marantaceae (family)

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This eye-catching family of tropical plants is known for its impressive, colorful, foliage. Along with its vibrant leaves, you will love watching the leaves of your Stromanthe move towards the light—literally reaching for the stars as the light fades.

A native of the Brazilian rainforest, this plant thrives when given extra humidity. It is relatively low-maintenance and is a non-toxic plant for cats, dogs, and humans.

Fun Fact

Stromanthes are non-toxic! Safe for cats, dogs, and humans (though we don’t suggest you have a snack).

Pictured Left: Stromanthe Triostar

Stromanthe Triostar

Add a splash of color with the painterly foliage of Stromanthe Triostar. Variegated white and green leaves have a dramatic flash of hot pink on the underside. This plant is a quick grower, but stays relatively compact. Keep this colorful beauty happy with bright, indirect light and a boost of humidity.
Easy to grow and low maintenance, low to bright indirect light
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