Stromanthe Papillosa Care
A Stromanthe Papillosa needs high humidity to keep its beautiful leaves looking good. If your house is dry, place a Stromanthe Papillosa on a wet pebble tray. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water. Stromanthe Papillosa plant leaves turn brown and become crisp when the air is too dry.
Place your Stromanthe Papillosa 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 Papillosa 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.
A Stromanthe Papillosa likes to be kept barely moist at all times. Be careful not to over-water or the roots rot and the plant dies. In winter, allow the soil of a Stromanthe Papillosa to dry out a little more, but never completely.
Feed your Stromanthe Papillosa every month during the Spring-Fall months when it is producing new leaves. Always dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength and never apply to dry soil.