The attractive and eye-catching foliage of the Stromanthe ‘Triostar’ adds instant interest to tropical shaded gardens. The large leaves of the triostar are green with blocks of white, on the back of the blade you will find a lovely fuschia-purple color. The stromanthe is a can be planted as an accent plant, in front of foundations plants or in containers around a pool area or around shaded deck.
This plant likes fertile soil with plenty of organic matter. It appreciates consistent moisture, but it does not enjoy soaking wet soil for prolonged periods. Fertilize this beauty with a well-balanced fertilizer. Keep the plant tidy by clipping off leaves that are yellowing and spent blooms. This plant will multiply easily so keep an eye on it. Cut back any unwanted plantlets that appear. Plant the stromanthe at least 6 feet away from the home, since it tends to get rather large and can become unruly if not pruned regularly.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Large, variegated leaves with a purple underside,
Plant does not produce significant flowers
Water regularly until established, then as needed
9 and above
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
Partial sun, will tolerate some direct morning sun
3-12 feet tall
In zones 8 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Loropetalum, viburnum, pennisetum