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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 7th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Minneapolis is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …
December 5th, 2022
Minneapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to decrease by 32.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.2 megajoules of energy per…
December 7th, 2022
This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.6 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.
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.
December 6th, 2022
The growing potential in Minneapolis is very 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.
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❤️