Stromanthe Tonckat

Description

Stromanthe tonckat is a species of flowering plant in the Marantaceae family. This species was first scientifically described (Aubl.) In 1884 by Eichler.

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Stromanthe Tonckat Care

Overview

Humidity
More than 70%
Light
Low
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Your Stromanthe Tonckat 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 drier. The leaves will turn brown and crispy when the air is too dry.

Light

Place your Stromanthe Tonckat 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.

Temperature

Your Stromanthe Tonckat 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.

Watering

Keep the soil slightly damp and allow the top inch to dry out before watering again. Be careful to not overwater your Stromanthe Tonckat. 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.

Fertilizing

Feed a Stromanthe Tonckat 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.