4.4 out of 5 (51 experiences)
Also known as
Stromanthe sanguinea, stromanthe 'magic star' and magic star stromanthe
What other plant parents say
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…
Picky plant, it likes distilled or rain water if you want to avoid leaves browning. Make sure to properly prune this plant and remove dead leaves. Likes high humidity, a couple hours of good, bright …
Stromanthe Triostar is an easy going plant with leaves that look like they’re beautifully painted. I keep soil moist but let top inch or so of soil dry between watering. Placed near northwest window …
This plant loves the sun. Since putting near the sun it’s started turning out more pink. It’s a tricolor plant cream, green and pink or red. I turn it a quarter turn daily to have the pink color on …
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 …
Sometimes you’ll read that these guys are hard to care for, or that they’re picky… but I haven’t found that at all! My triostar is super forgiving and is always looking amazing. You can do it!
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
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.
Gorgeous coloring and puts out new leaves constantly. Demanding of high humidity or all the tips of her leaves will be just a little bit crispy. 😒
Can be a little picky, but the foliage is beautiful and she’s always putting out new leaves. I find her less of a diva than other Calathea.
How to care for Triostar Stromanthe
Triostar Stromanthe needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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.
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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.