Stromanthe Jacquinii Care
Your Stromanthe Jacquinii loves a humid environment, so feel free to mist every day. Use a pebble tray or a humidifier during the winter months when the air tends to be much drier. The leaves will turn brown and crispy when the air is too dry.
Place your Stromanthe Jacquinii in a warm, well-lit spot. The more indirect light the plant receives, the more variegation you will see on the leaves. Never expose it to direct sunlight–it will scorch the leaves.
Your Stromanthe Jacquinii prefers temperatures between 65-80 degrees during the day and no cooler than 60 degrees at night. Avoid placing your plants near heating and air conditioning vents and fans.
Keep the soil slightly damp and allow the top inch to dry out before watering again. Be careful to not overwater your Stromanthe Jacquinii. Overwatering can lead to root rot and eventually the plant will die. In the winter, allow the soil to dry out a little more between waterings, but never completely.
Feed every two weeks when the plant is actively growing, this is usually from early spring to the end of fall. Use a balanced fertilizer. Plants need fertilizer only when they are actively growing. Slow growing plants in low light require very little plant food. Too much fertilizer is worse than not enough. Most plants prefer a water soluble plant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Houseplant food contains nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). If a plant is not producing new leaves and doesn’t absorb the fertilizer, salts build up in the soil. These salts can burn the roots, discolor the leaves, and cause new growth to be small. diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.