With its vibrant pastel lines, triostar stromanthe is a wonderful indoor and outdoor plant for those who want to add a burst of color and dreamy tropical vibes. The upper leaf surface is a bright green, but also irregularly spotted with creamy white Thanks to its raspberry-pink leaves, it catches color harmony and generally leaves a good effect.
1) General information for Stromanthe Triostar Plant
Unlike indoor plants such as the Chinese Money Plant, this plant also blooms. White or pink inflorescences are produced in winter and spring. It likes light that mimics the dappled light of a forest (i.e., not too much direct sun, not total shade). It also likes rainforest-like humidity. So do regular misting or use in a shiny bathroom. A temperature between 15 – 23 °C is ideal for the plant.
Native to the Brazilian forests, this plant also has pointed green leaves. It is a member of the prayer plant family and collects and folds its leaves at night in dark environments, thus showing its striking undersides. This aspect, always adds a different atmosphere to the environment it is in.
2) How to Care for Stromanthe Triostar Plant
Sunlight: You should prefer a place with indirect light rather than a place with direct light. You can choose a dimmer environment in terms of light on the south and north sides of your house. In this way, while the plant color will improve, it will also positively affect its development. Make sure that all parts of the plant receive even light, so rotate the plant once a week.
Watering and Humidity: It is important that the soil is moist, but it should never be wet. Before watering, you should make sure that the soil dries up to a depth of 2-3 cm from the surface. To irrigate, you should take it out of the concrete pot, water it in a perforated watering pot, and take it back into the concrete pot after the excess water is drained.
Temperature: Triostar Stromanthe can withstand temperatures close to -10°C in winter. In winter, the bottom should be protected by covering it with mulch (a mixture of dry leaves, leaf rot, soil, and old cattle manure). Even if the leaves dry out from the cold and disappear completely, they reappear in the spring and bloom more beautifully in a short time.
- Its development stops or slows down below 12°C.
- It stops completely at colder temperatures. Its rapid growth is dependent on temperatures above 15°C.
- Growing it in the garden depends on the condition that if the temperature in winter is not colder than -10C, it is necessary to cover and protect the soil surface with 15-20 cm of dry leaf + soil mixture in winter.
- You can plant it in places that do not receive excessive sun throughout the day. It disappears every winter, but every spring when the weather warms up, it leaves with great speed.
Soil Type: Your Triostar needs light, breathable, and well-drained soil. It should not be too heavy or rough, although it should retain moisture.
Fertilizer: Feeding your Triostar with a diluted, balanced fertilizer every few weeks can encourage its growth. Make sure the solution is not too strong or applied too often as this can cause root burn. If you choose an organic fertilizer, they tend to be less potent, and you may not need to dilute it. In winter, your plant will not need to be fertilized when it is dormant.
Propagation: You just need to make sure that each section has at least three or four leaves attached to it, that you use a good quality, moist potting soil, and that you take on the task in spring or summer. You want to do the divisions before new growth begins.
3) Keep in Mind: Common Problems
Yellowing / Pale Leaves occurs as a result of over-watering or insufficient light.
Solution: As a solution, you can mulch the soil and allow the soil to dry out a bit until the next watering. You can re-grow if the yellowing is too much.
Yellowing / Browning / Brittle Edge: Occurs if the plant has been underwater, and as a result, a brown tinge appears on the edges.
Solution: As a solution, you can take the plant out of the pot and take a shower in the sink. You can soak it in water for a few hours and let it sit before putting it back in place. cosmetic problems that occur will not go away, but you will have stopped their progress.