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Stromanthe Tricolor

Stromanthe sanguinea

$48.00
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  • Pet Safe:Yes

  • Care Level:Plays Hard to Get

  • Overall Size: 6" to 20" W 18" to 20" H

Stromanthe Tricolor (Stromanthe sanguinea) will be a love affair at first sight. Who can resist those variegations in cream, pink, and green that look like a Monet painting? If that weren't enough, as they fold their leaves at night, she shows off her maroon-colored slip on the underside of her leaf. That's an encore! Like having two plants in one! She stretches her long-legged stems up to 18-30" tall. Her long slender 6-12" leaves are where the emotional draw begins. She's ideal for a bathroom spa or a greenhouse!
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About Stromanthe Tricolor

This dramatic multi-colored herbaceous perennial is part of the Marantaceae family ( Prayer plant) mimicking the nyctinasty or the diurnal response of raising and lowering their leaves due to light exposure. This one will give you something to talk about! Interestingly, one theory of botanists is it adapts in this movement to capture water on its leaves during the day and retain the moisture during the evening hours instead of evaporating.

Care Level: Plays Hard to Get

Though fussy because it needs lots of TLC (moisture and high humidity) it makes it all worth it with the colorful painted leaves it displays.

Pet Friendly: Yes

Safe for pets

Origins: Brazil

Brazil

Fun Facts: This dramatic mul...

This dramatic multi-colored herbaceous perennial is part of the Marantaceae family ( Prayer plant), mimicking the nyctinasty or the diurnal response of raising and lowering their leaves due to light exposure. This one will give you something to talk about! Interestingly, one theory botanists believe is it adapts in this movement to capture water on its leaves during the day and retain the moisture during the evening hours instead of evaporating. Six to twelve-inch long leaves arise on leafstalks from the center of the plant. The Stromanthe sanguinea ''Tricolor' survives by adapting the leaf-blade facing or away from the sun. An upward folding of the leaves occurs at night, making the rosy pink bottom side more prominent. As the sun rises in the morning, the leaves will face the east to absorb the morning light. As more intense sunlight during the day develops, they shift to a more elevated position, so less of the leaf is displayed to protect itself.

Stromanthe Tricolor

Great For People Who…

  • Great for people with pets
  • Great for people who love a challenge
  • Great for people who love curvy unique green leaves
  • Great for people who love to share plants with their friends
Stromanthe Tricolor

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with high humidity environment or climate
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces that have need lush decor

Stromanthe sanguinea Care Guide

Stromanthe Tricolor

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