How to care for your Stromanthe

While all plants in the Stromanthe family have roughly the same care, there are some unique things you should know about each individual species. These will help you better understand your plant and build a relationship with it.

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What's a Stromanthe?

Botanical Classification: Marantaceae (family)


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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