Triostar Stromanthe: The Complete Growth And Care Guide (2021)

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This is a complete Triostar Stromanthe plant propagation and care guide, in this article you’ll find everything you need to care for this stunning and colorful indoor plant.

There are several houseplants that you can have in your home, however, you can only enjoy their company if they are healthy. They can only become healthy if they are properly cared for and this can only occur if you know the requirements to keep them healthy.

Continue to read on to find out all you need to know about one of the most loved house plants; Triostar Stromanthe.

Triostar Stromanthe Plant Background

Botanical nameStromanthe Sanguinea
Common nameStromanthe Triostar
Sun exposure Partial sun
OriginAmazon jungle in South America
Plant typeTropical perennial
LightBright, indirect light
WaterModerate
Mature size2 to 3 feet

This is plant species that is native to the Brazilian rainforest; it is of the family of Marantaceae, also known as the prayer plant family. It is a rhizomatous tropical perennial, the plant’s short stem support leaves that are 6 to 12 inches long. It is a common houseplant and it is known for its colorful, impressive, leaves.

It comes in a variety of colors I.e. pale green, deep pink, maroon, magenta, cream, etc. Triostar is an elegant plant and one of the most grown houseplants. When properly cared for, the plant grows up to two to three feet high and one to two feet across when it is matured. Similar to the prayer plant, triostar will fold and rise its leaves at night.  

Like many other plants, growing triostar stromanthe isn’t hard or stressful; however, it requires specific care to grow to its full potential. The tiring thing about triostar stromanthe is that when they do not have the care they need, it gets really obvious. . Here is everything you need to know about this amazing plant!

[Quick Tip]

The triostar stromanthe comes in varieties and no two plants or two leaves are ever the same.

Triostar Stromanthe Plant Propagation Requirements

Here are the requirements you need to help you plant and grow the Triostar Stromanthe plant.

1. Light

The choice of light of stromanthe triostar gets plant owners confused. This is because the most colored plant requires full sunlight to brighten its color and lose its color in dim light. However, the case is not the same with stromanthe.

As similar to the prayer plant, this plant does not enjoy full sun, in fact; they tend to lose their color when exposed to bright light. This can be as a result of their origin and how they lived in their natural habitat; the rainforest.

When preparing to grow the triostar stromanthe, it is best to place it by the east-facing window where it will receive bright, indirect light.

2. Soil

The type of soil is very important to most plants, and our dear triostar is not left out. Triostar stromanthe enjoys light, well-drained soil. You can either purchase an organic mix or add some potting soil with some perlite to make it light.

3. Humidity

Humidity is very important to triostar’s health. This is also a result of the plant’s origin. You can group the plant with other green plants to make the environment humid. You can also fill a tray with peddles and play and place the plant pot on it.

However, if these methods aren’t enough, you might need to put more effort into creating a humid environment for your plant. You can mist the plant frequently with room temperature water or you get a humidifier in your home. 

4. Potting

While some plants do well with deep pots, some enjoy shallow pots. Triostar is one of those plants that grow best in shallow pots or planter.

Too big a pot will increase the stagnant lower region. Regardless of what pot you get, it should have good drainage, as this is equally important. Putting peddles at the bottom of the pot traps moisture beneath the roots and this isn’t healthy.

Triostar Stromanthe Propagation

The process propagation for triostar is different from others. It is not possible to propagate triostar stromanthe from cuttings; however, you can have it propagated via division. It is also best that you do your propagation during spring or summer; this will increase your chances of having a successful propagation.

Step 1

Get a healthy, mature plant, get it out of its pot, shake off the soil, and carefully look through it to figure out which part is suitable to divide. Make sure there are at least 2 to 3 leaves on it, with care, untangle the root and cut the part out with a clean knife.

Step 2

Get new pots ready, with good potting soil, plant the new division in the new soil, replant the mature plant in another pot with soil. Water the plant well so that the soil becomes moist.

Step 3

Place the plant in a place where it can get bright, indirect light. Make sure the soil is moderately watered and not left soggy. New leaves from the plant signify that the plant is growing well.

 How To Care For Triostar Stromanthe

  • Light is one of the most important requirements of most plants, however, their requirements differ in the amount each desire. Triostar requires light all through its life and not just at the beginning, however, unlike other colored plants that require full sunlight, the triostar stromanthe requires bright, indirect light and this makes it easier to tend to them indoors. You should place them near an east or north-facing window. Exposure to full sun can damage the leaves.
  • Although there are no specific guidelines for watering, you should only water this plant when you notice the topsoil is dry. Triostar thrives in moist and not dry or soggy soil. The best water to use is rainwater, distilled or filtered water. Tap water contains chemicals that can build up in the soil and hinder the plant’s growth. Make use of light, well-draining potting soil, also make use of pots that has drainage holes. Drenching the soil is an effective method of watering the plant; it allows the plant to be thoroughly hydrated. You must water your plant less during winter.
  • Pruning is important to every plant because it gets out unwanted, dead, and damaged leaves. you should prune with a sharp sterilized blade.
  • Repotting may not be necessary because triostar gets stressed by this and sometimes they may take forever to recover. If it becomes important for you to re-pot, make use of a pot of the same size if you don’t want them to get bigger or you choose one size up a pot.
  • Triostar stromanthe plants do not get attacked by pests or diseases, however, you might want to watch out for fungal diseases. Humid conditions make the plant becomes likely to get mold and root rot. Aphids are also very likely to affect houseplants, once you notice your plant is suffering from aphids, get them treated immediately. Not just can they destroy your triostar but they can move to other houseplants.
  • Stromanthe are moderate feeders, you should give your plant fertilizer once or twice in one month. Be careful not to overfeed them, this is because too much fertilizer can affect their growth.  
  • Humidity is very important for the triostar stromanthe. Make sure to keep the plant in a high humidity environment, if you cannot make this possible, you should mist your plant regularly. Low humidity can attract pests and diseases.

[Quick Tip]

Triostar, like most houseplants, do well as long as they are given the basic needs; moderate water, good light, good soil, humidity.

triostar stromanthe Plant Care Guide

Troistar Stromanthe FAQ 

Are Stromanthe Toxic?

No, triostar stromanthe and all plants in the Marantaceae family do not contain toxic substances. They are safe around children and pets.

Why Is My Stromanthe Turning Yellow? 

There are only two reasons your triostar will turn yellow, and that is overwatering and less exposure to sunlight. To get your plant healthy again, reduce the watering level, make sure you only water when the plant is dry. You should also move your plant to where it will get indirect light.

What Happens When My Plant Is Curling?

The curling of triostar stromanthe is a sign that your plant isn’t doing well. It could be as a result of extreme temperature, overwatering, low watering, low humidity, etc. to get your plant healthy, simply improve the care you give your plant and growing environment.

Are Stromanthe Triostar Easy To Look After?

Stromanthe Triostar isn’t hard to look after, however, they aren’t the easiest either. The most important thing to note in growing this plant is to get the care requirement right and you are good.

How Big Do Triostar Stromanthe Get?

When the triostar is healthy, it can get as big as 2 to 3 feet in height and 1 to 2 feet(31-61cm)

Why My Triostar Is Leaves Turning Brown?

Humidity is as important as water, brown leaves are a sign that your triostar lacks humidity, mist the leaves regularly to help your plant regain its health.

Final Thoughts 

You enjoy the company of houseplants when they are healthy. Your houseplants only get healthy when they are given the right amount of care. For most houseplants, the right soil, water, temperature, humidity, and food are the basic requirement and the triostar isn’t left out.


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Jane Walton
Jane Walton is a mum of two living in the countryside with her husband and four-legged fury, Jasper. With a degree and passion for Plant and Agricultural science, Jane writes articles that help readers figure out what, why, and how to better understand their home and garden. She currently presides over that section here at UnAssaggio.com overseeing everything to make sure you get it right the first time.

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