Stromanthe Stromanthoides Care
Your Stromanthe Stromanthoides 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 a Stromanthe Stromanthoides plant in bright indirect light. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. but no direct sun; a north or east facing window is best.
Your Stromanthe Stromanthoides 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 Stromanthoides. 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 a Stromanthe Stromanthoides every month during the Spring-Fall months when it producing new leaves. Always dilute the fertilizer to the ½ strength and never apply on dry soil.