Triostar stromanthe (Stromanthe sanguinea) care can be a challenge, but it will reward you with its impressive, full variegate foliage with vibrant shades of pink and green. This beauty is native to the Amazon jungle of South America. It can be grown outdoors in hot and humid climates, but it does best well indoors and is more commonly grown as a house plant.
A member of theprayer plantfamily, the triostar folds its leaves up at night, and it can often be confused with the similarcalathea plant. Although flowers can develop on this plant in spring when kept outdoors, it's the large, colorful leaves that are its star attraction indoors and out. It's a moderately fast-growing plant but will become temperamental and slow down when it feels disturbed, root bound, or doesn't get enough light.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Can tolerate low light conditions. Not suited for direct sun.
Water every 1-2 weeks allowing soil to dry out about halfway between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light conditions.
Sick Plant Signs
Drooping and curling leaves, dry potting mix: Thirsty plant, underwatered