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Stromanthe

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stromanthe

Name

Stromanthe genus contains two species grown indoors. S. amabilis and S. sanguinea.

Description 

S. amabilis has compact leaves which are 15-25cm long and 5cm wide. S. sanguinea has larger glossy leaves which are up to 30 to 50cm long and around 10cm wide. Both have a creeping rhizome (a thicken stem which grows hoizontally below or on the soil surface) and produce fanlike sprays of leaves.

Origin 

Brazil, Honduras and Costa Rica

Family 

Marantacae family

Care tips 

Protect from strong temperature fluctuations and draughts with a temperature not below 15°C. Water moderately, mist often as needs humidity. Feed half strength every 14 days in growing seasons. Enjoys a medium light.