How To Grow Stromanthe


Coloured pots, textured pot covers and pom pom lined pots aren’t the only way to bring a burst of colour into your living areas.

There is one species of plant that provides both style and eye-popping colour variations that will stand out in any room – stromanthes! With their upright deep green leaves (often variegated with whites and pinks) contrasted against the pink or burgundy coloured undersides, stromanthes (Stromanthe sanguinea) are true crowd pleasers.

To bring out their true potential, plant them in a dark or white coloured pot to further accentuate their colours.

Position: Indoors in a well lit spot away from direct sunlight. 
Water: Water regularly, allowing the plant to slightly dry out between waterings
Soil: Well drained

How to grow:

Step 1: Choose a pot at least twice the size of the existing root-ball of the plant. Position indoors in a bright spot, away from direct light.
Step 2: Partially fill chosen pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix
Step 3: Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any encircled or entangled roots.
Step 4: Position in pot and backfill, gently firming down. Water in well.
Step 5: Water regularly, allowing the plant to slightly dry out between waterings. Mist the leaves regularly to increase humidity around the plant.
Step 6: Feed weekly from spring to autumn with Yates® Thrive® Houseplant Liquid Plant Food.

Growing Guide

Our favourite Stromanthes include:


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