How to Care for a Stromanthe Peacock | Bloomscape

How to Care for a Stromanthe Peacock Plant

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

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

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 REQUIREMENTS

Keep the soil slightly damp and allow the top inch to dry out before watering again. Be careful to not overwater your Peacock Stromanthe. 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 PREFERENCE

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.

OPTIMUM 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.  

PLANT FOOD

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

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!

TOXICITY

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