Calathea Stromanthe Triostar 15cm - 70 cm
Calathea Stromanthe ‘Triostar’ is native to the jungles of the Amazon region in South America, this is a stunning plant with variegated leaves in a spectrum of shades of pink, green and white. Part of the Calathea family and related to the Prayer plants.
Light: As with most variegated plants, Calathea need plenty of diffused light however direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose their markings. They can tolerate some degree of shade, but the better the light conditions, the more you will be rewarded by fine foliage. Experiment in your home to find the perfect spot for your plant.
Water: Aim to always keep the soil slightly damp. Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering again. In the winter months do not allow the plant to fully dry out but do reduce the frequency of watering. Mist weekly and if planted in a pot without drainage holes, mist more frequently.
Temperature: Prefers warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C but can cope with as low as 15°C. Avoid draughts and ensure the plant has reasonable ventilation.
Humidity: High humidity levels are a must. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower room or kitchen from time to time to give an extra boost.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Pets: this plant is non-toxic to cats and dogs.
Neediness: Does require some regular care. For example, regularly turning the plant will encourage even growth. Maintaining humidity is an important part of caring for this plant. If humidity is too low the leaves may brown at the edges.
Care tips: Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust. Do not use leaf shine as this will damage the foliage. Brown tips may occur.
Ideal location: bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and studies
Origin: Tropical Americas.
15 cm plant supplied in nursery pot 7 cm x h- 8 cm (Please note that decorative pot from the picture is not included, plant is in nursery plastic pot) .
45 cm plant supplied in nursery pot 12 cm x h- 11 cm (Please note that decorative pot from the picture is not included, plant is in nursery plastic pot) .
70 cm plant supplied in nursery pot 19 cm x h- 18 cm (Please note that decorative pot from the picture is not included, plant is in nursery plastic pot)