4.4 out of 5 (77 experiences)
About Triostar Stromanthe
These colorful plants native to Brazil have become a staple houseplant around the world. Their green leaves boast brightly colored patches of deep red and pale pink. Be sure to give them plenty of sunlight, as the leaves of plants grown in low light will begin to lose their variegation and revert to green over time. Although they rarely flower indoors, their bright fuschia flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds in the wild! 🌺
Also known as
Stromanthe sanguinea, Stromanthe 'Magic Star', Magic Star Stromanthe and Calathea sanguinea
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 located in Los Angeles, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 31st, 2023
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Los Angeles is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
January 29th, 2023
Los Angeles is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to increase by 28.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.8 megajoules of energy …
January 31st, 2023
This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 9.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 8.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of …
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Los Angeles, California ⛅.
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.
January 30th, 2023
The growing potential in Los Angeles is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to r…
What other plant parents say
I absolutely adore my triostar but definitely find her to be a bit finicky at times! I’m trying to get a hang on her water and light needs but aside from some browning on her leaves she still pops out new leaves frequently and hasn’t given me issues other than some browning/discolouration on some new leaves❤️