Plant Care Triostar Stromanthe

Triostar Stromanthe

4.0 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Triostar Stromanthe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Triostar Stromanthe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Stromanthe sanguinea, stromanthe 'magic star' and magic star stromanthe

Taxonomy

Stromanthe thalia
Stromanthe
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Triostar Stromanthe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Triostar Stromanthe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Triostar Stromanthe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Triostar Stromanthe has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Triostar Stromanthe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Triostar Stromanthe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Triostar Stromanthe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Triostar Stromanthe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Triostar Stromanthe named Stromanthe Tricolor by Sarahsalith on Greg, the plant care app
04/08/2021

I love this plant. I love the colors and the shape. I love that it opens to the sun and pulls in at night. I love that it puts up with my watering schedule and it is perfectly content in my busy hous…

Read more

Cs avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Cs
Rating of the plant Triostar Stromanthe named Samantha by Cs on Greg, the plant care app
02/26/2021

Finicky. Likes high humidity and does not like drafts. Soil needs to be constantly moist but don’t overwater or root rot becomes an issue. Likes medium to bright light which can be an issue wherever …

Read more

Breetromp avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Breetromp
Pullman, WA
Rating of the plant Triostar Stromanthe named Stromanthe trio by Breetromp on Greg, the plant care app
03/10/2021

They need to be watered with distilled water as they’re sensitive to minerals. I also noticed that mine doesn’t like as much light as the unvariegated stromanthe that I have

Hooligan9892 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Triostar Stromanthe named Prayer Plant by Hooligan9892 on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

This plant is beautiful. Amazing how leaves fold up a bit at night. I have heard these can be difficult to grow, so far I’ve been lucky and it likes the environment.

Juulia.lowdon avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Juulia.lowd…
Desenzano del Garda, Lombardy
Rating of the plant Triostar Stromanthe named Madonna by Juulia.lowdon on Greg, the plant care app
03/11/2021

these guys are so dramatic. i can’t keep up with how much it wants to die and come back to life

How to care for Triostar Stromanthe

Water

How often to water your Triostar Stromanthe

Water needs for Triostar Stromanthe
0.5 cups
every 9

Triostar Stromanthe 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 Triostar Stromanthe

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Triostar Stromanthe in your home

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

Triostar Stromanthe 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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Triostar Stromanthe in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Triostar Stromanthe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Triostar Stromanthe: 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 Triostar Stromanthe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Triostar Stromanthe

Triostar Stromanthe

Triostar Stromanthe


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

Trending in your area

Similar to Triostar Stromanthe

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in