Stromanthe is a member of the Maranta family along with Calathea and Ctenanthe. All have exquisite foliage and are known as Prayer Plants due to the way the leaves close upwards at night.
This variegated Stromanthe has exuberant tropical cream and green leaves, with striking hot-pink undersides. It deserves a front row seat in a contemporary pot.
Light: Bright, indirect light. Will tolerate some partial, light shade.
Water: Keep soil barely moist at all times. Allow the top of the soil to dry out slightly before watering. Too much water will cause root rot.
Temperature: Normal room temperatures from 16-24°C but can cope with as low as 13°C.
Humidity: High humidity levels are an advantage. Stand on a wet pebble tray ensuring the roots are above the waterline or surround the container with water to improve humidity and mist frequently.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a liquid fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition
Care tips: Crisp, brown leaves are in indication that the air surrounding the plant is too dry. Do not use leaf shine as this will damage the foliage.
Height and Growth Rate: 80-90cm with a wide, spreading habit. Very slow growing.
Toxicity: Mildly toxic to animals.
Origin: Tropical Brazil.
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