Stromanthe Triostar Care And Propagation Made Easy

Right here, we are all about elegant plants and how they beautify your space. Ever heard of the Triostar stromanthe? This beautiful plant is known for its colorful leaves, it seems as though they are hand-painted. Triostar has become popular, not just among gardeners but also in the world of decoration.

The triostar plant is characterized by its pointed leaves that come with splashes of colors such as pale green, cream, and pink at the top, together with magenta, maroon and deep pink beneath, it is impossible to not love the triostar plant. Although a lot of people fall in love with the triostar plant on sight, the case is different when planting.

A lot of gardeners have laid complaints that the triostar plant can be fussy and requires a special care routine to grow beautifully well. Yes, you guessed right, the triostar stromanthe is not a beginner gardener. Who doesn’t want to grow elegant plants? We have included everything you need to care for your stromanthe properly. 

Triostar Stromanthe Explained

Common nameTriostar stromanthe
Botanical nameStromanthe sanguinea
Plant typeTropical perennial
Soil typeWell-draining
Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
WaterModerately watered
Temperature65 to 70 degrees F
HumidityHigh humidity

The triostar stromanthe is native of the tropical jungles of Brazil, the plant is also a member of the prayer plant family, alongside its relatives marantas and calatheas, hence, expect your triostar plant to fold up its leaves at night.

The plant is also known by its botanical name stromanthe sanguinea. 

Triostar Stromanthe Propagation 

Although triostar stromanthe isn’t so easy to care for, we can assure you that you can get one or more baby plants from the triostar stromanthe. Propagating via stem cutting in water is one of the most loved methods of propagation, however, we hate to tell you that the triostar cannot be propagated this way, however, it can be propagated via division.

Propagation in the spring or summer will increase the chances of your plant survival. Follow the process below to successfully propagate your triostar stromanthe.

Stromanthe Triostar Care
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  1. Select a healthy and mature stromanthe triostar plant. Get it out of its pot and separate the roots from the soil, do this gently with your fingers. Carefully divide the plants into two or more (this is dependent on how big your mother plant is), ensure each of the divided plants has two or more leaves and they are also attached to the roots.
  2. Prepare pots with fresh, high-quality potting soil. Ensure your pot has drainage holes for proper draining. Plant each division in the new pots and water the plant to keep the soil moist.
  3. Place each of the plants in a warm place, where it can receive bright, indirect light, remember the plant has to be kept moist and not soggy. The appearance of new leaves on your plant is an indication that your plant has established its root properly.

Triostar Stromanthe Care Guide

Although the triostar stromanthe can be dramatic, it is not impossible to grow, the best care guide will direct you on how to care for your plant to grow healthily. Luckily, we have provided all the information you will need to raise your triostar stromanthe in the best way!.

1. Light

Light is really important to the triostar stromanthe because of its different colors, proper lighting will keep your plant’s color vibrant. However, regardless of this, the triostar stromanthe does not tolerate being placed in direct sunlight, placing your plant indirect light can scorch it and make it lose its colors. The triostar will enjoy being place in bright, indirect sunlight. We recommend that you place your plant in the early morning sun and keep it away from direct sunlight. An east-facing window will do. 

2. Water

Everyone who is used to prayer plants will admit that water is really important to this family, and the triostar stromanthe is not an exception. Watering the triostar plant is dependent on a lot of other things such as the lighting, type of soil, humidity, and size of the plant. We recommend that you place your plant in a potting mix that drains well and also retains moisture. Preferably allow the top inch of your soil to dry out before you water your plant again.

You mustn’t let your triostar plant dry out completely or be soggy. Be mindful also that the triostar plant does not like to be watered with water that contains mineral or highly chlorinated water, we advise that you water your plant with distilled water or rainwater.

3. Humidity

Triostar stromanthe grow properly with high humidity. Less humidity can cause your plant’s leaf to turn crispy. Keep your plant’s humidity level at 50 to 70%. If the air in your home is not adequate, we recommend that you source for other means to provide humidity i.e., plant humidifier, misting of plant and peddle trays.

4. Temperature

The triostar plant is a tropical plant and as common with tropical plants, the plant will grow best at a warm temperature. We recommend that you place your triostar in a temperature range between 65 degrees to 80 degrees F.

5. Soil

When considering the type of soil to purchase you’re your plant, the most important thing to note is to purchase well-draining soil. The triostar stromanthe loves to be kept moist, hence your soil should be able to do this. You can get a mix that enhances proper drainage.

Stromanthe Triostar Care
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6. Fertilizer

Fertilizing your triostar stromanthe is advisable, however, do not overfeed as overfeeding can harm your plant or impede its growth. We recommend that you dilute the fertilizer to half its strength before you feed the plant, also feed your plant once a month, during the growing season.

Stromanthe Triostar FAQs 

Why Is My Stromanthe Triostar Leaves Curling?

The curling of plants can be caused by many things, i.e., pests, infections, inadequate vitamins, however one important reason for curling leaves is when the soil is dry. Water your plant and the leaves will unfurl, we also recommend that you adjust your watering schedule.

Is Triostar Toxic To Pets?

Good thing! Plants in the prayer plant family are considered non-toxic, hence you can grow your plant close to pets and humans.

My Stromanthe Triostar Leaves Are Turning Yellow?

If you find your stromanthe plant turning yellow, or becoming pale, it signifies that your plant isn’t receiving enough light as it should. We advise that you place your plant in a location where it can receive adequate light. Your plant’s leaves will stay vibrant when it receives proper light.

Can You Cut Back A Triostar?

Yes! We recommend that you prune your plant from time to time, remove the damaged and dead leaves from the plant, this will help your plant look healthy and beautiful.

Why Is My Triostar Dying?

Your triostar stromanthe plant is dying because you are not giving it the right care it requires. Although the plant can be a little stressful, you only have to follow the right guide to keep your plant alive. If your plant is dying, we recommend that you first check the soil if it is right, then your watering schedule, lighting, humidity, and temperature. Follow the care above to keep your plant in good health.

Should I Mist My Stromanthe Triostar?

Yes, you should mist your plant every day. The stromanthe triostar enjoys a high level of humidity, hence you must mist your plant or get another alternative.

Is Stromanthe Triostar An Indoor Plant?

The stromanthe triostar is a tropical perennial, it can be grown outdoor, however, it can be grown indoors too. It is popularly known as an indoor plant.

Why Is My Stromanthe Triostar Drooping?

Your Stromanthe triostar will droop as a result of underwatering. We recommend that you water your plant immediately you notice this and also adjust to suit your plant’s needs.

Final Thoughts 

It might be demanding; however, it will be worth your time. the triostar is suitable for decorating your office or home, we assure you that its presence will make your space more beautiful. Check these following tips for a healthier plant.

  1. Clean the stromanthe triostar leaves as often as you can. Do this with the use of soft damp clothes, you can also rinse your plant with lukewarm water often.
  2. We recommend trimming your plant, trimming your plant will cause more plant leaves to grow. Also, the triostar can grow tall, trimming them often will keep the plant at the size you desire.
  3. Triostar stromanthe can become rootbound, we advise that you report your plant once you notice that the roots are poking out of the holes. Ensure you pick a pot that is 1 or 2 inches bigger than the former one.
  4. The triostar stromanthe is susceptible to fungal diseases. Your plant can also attract insects such as spider mites, scales, aphids, etc. Treat your plant whenever you notice these infections or insects before they spread.

The triostar stromanthe will grow properly as long as the best care routine is followed.

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