Stromanthe sanguinea, Non-variegated -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Stromanthe sanguinea, Non-variegated -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Stromanthe sanguinea, Non-variegated -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Stromanthe sanguinea, Non-variegated -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Wild Lark

Stromanthe sanguinea, Non-variegated

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Stromanthe sanguinea, also known as Stromanthe Triostar or Tricolor, is an eye-catching tropical houseplant native to the rainforests of Brazil. Its stunning variegated foliage features shades of green, cream, and pink, making it an attractive addition to any indoor space. This plant is a member of the Marantaceae family, which also includes the popular Prayer Plant and Calathea varieties. Stromanthe sanguinea is relatively easy to care for, provided that you mimic its natural environment.

To ensure your Stromanthe sanguinea thrives, follow these care instructions:

  1. Light: Stromanthe sanguinea prefers bright, indirect light. Place the plant near a north or east-facing window with filtered light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause the leaves to lose their vibrant colors and even burn.

  2. Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water your Stromanthe sanguinea when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Use a well-draining potting mix and a pot with drainage holes to prevent root rot.

  3. Humidity: High humidity is crucial for this tropical plant. Aim for a humidity level of 60% or higher. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water with pebbles beneath the plant, using a humidifier, or misting the plant regularly.

  4. Temperature: Stromanthe sanguinea thrives in temperatures between 65°F and 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Keep the plant away from drafts, air conditioning vents, and heating sources to avoid temperature fluctuations.

  5. Fertilizing: Feed your Stromanthe sanguinea with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). In fall and winter, reduce feeding to once every 8 weeks, as the plant's growth slows down.

  6. Pruning: Prune your Stromanthe sanguinea to maintain its shape and remove any damaged or yellowing leaves. This will encourage new, healthy growth and keep the plant looking tidy. Pruning is best done in early spring before the growing season begins.

  7. Repotting: Repot your Stromanthe sanguinea every 2-3 years, or when it outgrows its current pot. Choose a pot one size larger, with drainage holes, and use a well-draining potting mix to ensure the plant's health.

Pet-Friendliness and Toxicity:

According to the ASPCA's website, Stromanthe sanguinea is non-toxic to cats, dogs, and other pets. However, it's always a good idea to discourage your pets from chewing on or ingesting any houseplants, as even non-toxic plants can cause digestive upset if consumed in large quantities. Keep an eye on your pets around your plants, and if you suspect they have ingested any plant material, monitor them for any signs of discomfort.