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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 Triostar

LIGHT

Place your Stromanthe Triostar medium a warm, well-lit spot. The more indirect light the plant receives, the more variegation you will see on the leaves. Never expose it to direct sunlight, you will see burn spot on the leaves.

WATER

Keep the soil of your Stromanthe Triostar slightly damp (but not soggy!) and allow the top inch to dry out before watering again.  Be careful to not overwater, as this could lead to root rot. In the winter, allow the soil to dry out a little more between waterings, but never completely.

HUMIDITY

Your Triostar 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 much drier. The leaves will turn brown and crispy when the air is too dry.

TEMPERATURE

Triostars prefer 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 a stromanthe every month during the Spring-Fall months when it producing new leaves. Always dilute the fertilizer to the ½ strength and never apply on dry soil.

TOXICITY

Stromanthe Triostars are non-toxic to humans and pets.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Turn your plant every week since it will reach for the light.  Adding humidity is keep in keeping this plant healthy, thriving and full of splendid colors.

See also: Common Issues →

Stromanthe Peacock

LIGHT

Place your Stromanthe Peacock in a warm, well-lit spot. The more 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

Keep the soil slightly damp and allow the top inch to dry out before watering again. Be careful to not overwater your Stromanthe Peacock. Overwatering can lead to root rot and eventually the plant will die. In the winter, allow the soil to dry out a little more between waterings, but never completely.

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 your Stromanthe Peacock every month during the Spring-Fall months when it is producing new leaves. Always dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength and never apply to dry soil.

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.

See also: Common Issues →

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What's a Stromanthe?

Botanical Classification: Marantaceae (family)

About

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 Peacock
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Stromanthe plants love moisture and humidity, so mist often!
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