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How to care for a Stromanthe plantStromanthe are known for their impressive, often colourful leaves. They grow quickly towards the light and should be turned weekly.
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- Regular water needed
- Once every two years
- Bright, indirect light
- Non-toxic to humans and pets
- Once a month during spring, summer, and fall
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Stromanthe are native to parts of the Americas from Mexico to northern Argentina. They live in humid, tropical climates.
Stromanthe are strong air purifiers.
Stromanthe are not poisonous to humans or pets.
The soil should be kept damp, but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry between waterings. Stromanthe can be sensitive to chlorine, salts, and minerals in tap water, they prefer to be watered with filtered water. They also thrive in a humid environment, so consider using a pebble tray or humidifier.
Stromanthe like bright, indirect light. Direct light can cause the leaves to sunburn. With variegated varieties, the more (indirect) light they get the more stunning their leaf colouring will be!
Fertilize once a month during spring, summer, and fall with 1/2 strength fertilizer.
Stromanthe only should be repotted every 2 years.
Stromanthe don't often need to be pruned. Any old or damaged leaves can be trimmed using clean scissors or pruning shears.
Stromanthe are susceptible to root rot, so take care not to avoid overwatering. A sign of overwatering is yellowing leaves.