Plant Care Stromanthe sanguinea

Stromanthe sanguinea

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About Stromanthe sanguinea

Stromanthe sanguinea is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and browning easily with only 45 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Stromanthe sanguinea likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Stromanthe sanguinea belongs to the stromanthe genus, and is native to Brazil.


Stromanthe sanguinea

Also known as

Stromanthe tricolour

How to care for Stromanthe sanguinea


How often to water your Stromanthe sanguinea

Water needs for Stromanthe sanguinea
0.5 cups
every 9

Stromanthe sanguinea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Stromanthe sanguinea

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Stromanthe sanguinea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Stromanthe sanguinea: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Stromanthe sanguinea may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Stromanthe sanguinea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Stromanthe sanguinea: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Stromanthe sanguinea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Stromanthe sanguinea is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Stromanthe sanguinea

Stromanthe sanguinea

Stromanthe sanguinea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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very very nice plant but you have to make sure to always turn it if you want it to look full

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