Plant Care Triostar Stromanthe

Triostar Stromanthe

4.4 out of 5 (77 experiences)

Triostar Stromanthe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Triostar Stromanthe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

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! 🌺

Taxonomy

Stromanthe thalia
Stromanthe
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Stromanthe sanguinea, Stromanthe 'Magic Star', Magic Star Stromanthe and Calathea sanguinea

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 located in Sacramento, California.

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.

Plant care guide for Triostar Stromanthe in Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California

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Growing Triostar Stromanthe in Sacramento right now

Light needs for plant Triostar Stromanthe in Sacramento, California

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Sacramento is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in d…

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Light needs for plant Triostar Stromanthe in Sacramento, California

Sunlight will decrease by 27.4% ☀️

December 1st, 2022

Sacramento is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to decrease by 27.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.2 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Triostar Stromanthe in Sacramento, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 29th, 2022

This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of …

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Sacramento, California ⛅.

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.

When to repot Triostar Stromanthe

Nutrient needs for plant Triostar Stromanthe in Sacramento, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2022

The growing potential in Sacramento 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 re…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Triostar Stromanthe is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Sunlight Needs
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Yellow Leaves

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 your location in Sacramento, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Triostar Stromanthe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 37
Triostar Stromanthe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 33
Triostar Stromanthe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 33
Triostar Stromanthe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 16
Triostar Stromanthe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
Triostar Stromanthe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Triostar Stromanthe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Gbrownie1 avatar
@Gbrownie1
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 1,027 XP
04/09/2022

-grows quickly in bright indirect light
-water when leaves start to curl

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Ramenlechuga avatar
@Ramenlechuga
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 521 XP
02/22/2022

Definitely need a humidifier, patience, and TLC with this one

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Fast grower Fast grower
Marli_andme avatar
@Marli_andme
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 207 XP
globe Clarksville, TN
02/02/2022

It’s gorgeous so I would buy it over and over again but I will say it’s finicky and I have a hard time going back and forth between enough sun and not enough

Browns easily Browns easily
Chw avatar
@Chw
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 873 XP
globe San Francisco, CA
01/19/2022

Very beautiful. Pictures don’t do these justice

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@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 8,863 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
01/14/2022

I love this plant! It needs high humidity to prevent browning and shriveling but given the right conditions it will push out new leaves constantly!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Silverlinings avatar
@Silverlinings
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,189 XP
globe Angus, Ontario
01/11/2022

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❤️

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 XP
globe Washington, DC
12/27/2021

Love my triostars, they love humidity though so you have to make sure to keep their environment humid or your leaves will brown. Indirect light and humid environment and this plant will thrive and grow like crazy for you.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 XP
globe Washington, DC
12/23/2021

Need high humidity to prevent the leaves browning, but this thing puts out so many new leaves despite neglect 💙

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 XP
globe Washington, DC
12/23/2021

Need high humidity to prevent the leaves browning, but this thing puts out so many new leaves despite neglect 💙

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Annalovesvoting
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 3,269 XP
globe Portsmouth, NH
12/21/2021

Triostar are totally worth the work if you are willing to monitor humidity

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jujubeans avatar
@Jujubeans
leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 4,373 XP
globe Decatur, GA
12/19/2021

Beautiful super fussy leaf tops brown two humidifiers can’t keep it happy. Multiple grow lights windows and repositioning can’t find her sweet spot. She’s in God’s hands good luck.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 14,504 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/28/2021

Sometimes I see this called a calathea sanguine - either way though it’s definitely part of the marantaceae family, and in my experience it’s one of the easier ones. Don’t let it dry out much!

Aly_viki avatar
@Aly_viki
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 104 XP
09/19/2021

It's so hard to make happy but so beautiful! 🥲

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Samijohanson
leaf-1 92 Plants
xp 2,533 XP
globe McCall, ID
09/13/2021

Beautiful colors on this beautiful prayer plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Catpicklez avatar
@Catpicklez
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 4,253 XP
globe Savannah, GA
09/12/2021

Super beautiful plant to add to any collection

Fast grower Fast grower
Adam avatar
@Adam
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 293 XP
globe Portage, MI
09/12/2021

I’m pretty new to it so hopefully does good! It’s very pretty and pet safe.

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@Thejaneclaire
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 1,080 XP
globe Chicago, IL
08/24/2021

Not a fav of mine it got bugs that killed another plant

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,563 XP
07/27/2021

very very pretty! and quite easy going for a calathea

Fast grower Fast grower
Poptart76 avatar
@Poptart76
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 966 XP
07/19/2021

Beautiful. Tight roots. I feel like it wants to grow but can’t. Repotted and tried to loosen without damaging roots.

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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