Stromanthe sanguinea Stromanthe sanguinea / Indoor Plants & Hoya Indoor Subtropical Subtropical Plants

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Gorgeous foliage in dramatic colors make this Brazilian native a must-have for your indoor houseplant collection. Leaves are typically 25-30 centimetres long and are held on short, upright petioles.

If your plant changes its “look” throughout the day, there’s a reason. Stromanthe is a member of the Marantaceae family of prayer plants. Its leaves turn to follow the sunlight throughout the day, then close at night, just like its family members.

Wondering when to repot Stromanthe? Repot when the plant appears crowded, using a pot that’s just 2.5-5 centimetres larger. Keep the crown of the plant at the same level it was in the old pot to prevent stem rot. Spring is a good time, when it is starting its most vigorous time of growth. Use a pot with drainage holes to prevent over-watering. This is a good time to divide plants, if you want.

Brown leaf tips may be caused by dry air. Give this South American rain forest native the moist air it craves year-round. It’s a good idea to use a humidity gauge, rather than guess. Homes can become extremely dry in winter.

  • Requires shade or bright filtered light with no direct sunlight.
  • Low wind tolerant.
  • Requires frost free site or indoors.
  • Grows to a height of 30 centimetres (approx).
  • Manages an indoor situation.
  • Requires adequate moisture.
  • Manages coastal conditions well. Salt spray will cause minimal marking.
  • Prefers a warm temperature.
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