A member of the prayer plant family, the Stromanthe Triostar or Magenta Triostar boasts beautiful colorful and is one of the best plants to add a pop of colour and dreamy tropical vibes to your space. As a member of the prayer plant family along with marantas and calatheas, your Stromanthe Triostar will naturally fold up its leaves at night, showing off their striking pink undersides.
Though this plant makes for a real show stopper, it requires a bit of patience in finding just what it needs in terms of care.
The Stromanthe Triostar prefers bright, indirect light. No direct sunlight for this prayer plant as that may burn the leaves resulting in them turning brown. If your leaves start to turn white or yellow, this is too little light or overwatering. These plants can live with lower light, but their variegation will be less pronounced. Turn the plant once a week to ensure even growth, as the leaves will grow towards the light source over time.
Water your Stromanthe Triostar about once a week although you may need to water more often during the warmer months. Feel the top 2cm - 2.5cm of soil and water once that is dry. They like high humidity so mist often and ensure the soil is kept moist but not soggy. These are great plants for your bathroom.
Stromanthe Triostar plants should be repotted every couple of years or when you notice roots growing out of the bottom of the pot. It’s best to repot in early spring before new growth has appeared. When repotting, use a light, peat-based potting soil.
Divide the roots - remove the plant from its container and determine which area you will divide to create new plants. Make sure there is at least one bud in each clump of tubers, aka their roots. Carefully untangle the roots and pull apart with your hands or cut through with a clean sharp knife.
Place in fresh soil - Place the new divisions of plants in fresh soil, press soil firmly and water thoroughly.
Stabilize - Keep freshly repotted plants in a warm area with bright indirect light, and for Magenta Triostars the soil should be kept moist thought not drenched.
PETS & AIR PURIFIER:
This plant is non-toxic to cats and dogs and is a great air purifier.
A single Stromanthe Triostar in a 15cm plastic nursery pot.