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Stromanthe Triostar

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Stromanthe sanguinea 'Triostar'

KNOWN AS: Triostar, Calathea Triostar

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Central & South America | Tropical & Subtropical

DESCRIPTION: This plant has a cheerful pink and green color. The leaves are different colors on each one. People sometimes mistake this plant for the Calathea, but they are related. This plant can move its leaves up and down depending on the time of day.

Stromanthe Triostar Care

This plant likes to stay moist, but not wet. Check the soil often in the summer to see if it is drying out. In winter, you can be a little less careful and wait until the top inch or so dries out before watering again.
Your Stromanthe needs medium to bright indirect light. If it gets too much light, it will get scorched leaves and the patterns on the leaves will fade.
Stromanthe plants like high humidity. You can give them more moisture by grouping them with other plants that need humidity, or placing them in a humid spot, like the kitchen or bathroom. If you want to be sure your plant has enough humidity, use a humidifier.
This plant can adapt to average indoor temperatures, but it will not do well if it is exposed to cold drafts or dry heat from vents. The leaves are likely to wilt and turn yellow if this happens.
This plant is safe for your whole family, including pets and children. Even if someone takes a bite, they won't get poisoned!
Propagation by division is very easy with this plant. The plant's underground rhizomes will push out their own offsets. These developing plants, or pups, can be separated into independent plants by simply making a clean cut through the rhizome (the much thicker, horizontal "root"). You can pot up this baby plant directly in soil. The best time to propagate is always in spring or summer when the plant is most resilient. This is also an excellent opportunity to repot the parent plant.

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Stromanthe Triostar Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light)

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