5 Best Types of Stromanthe | Different Stromanthe Varieties

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Here are the most popular Types of Stromanthe that are easily available. Add them to your plant collection for a fabulous display of colors!

Unlike their close cousins’ Calathea, there aren’t many Types of Stromanthe available. To make it a little easy for you, we have included the best ones in the article!

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Best Types of Stromanthe

Stromanthe stromanthoides, Stromanthe ramosissima, and Stromanthe boliviana are also some of the popular varieties but as they cannot be grown indoors, we have not included them on this list.

1. Triostar

Types of Stromanthe

Botanical Name: Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Triostar’

Triostar features glossy green leaves with stripes of cream and pink hues. This easy-to-care variety doesn’t have variegation like other types of Stromanthe.

2. Magic Star


Botanical Name: Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Magic Star’

The long and narrow green leaves have glossy white-cream variegation scattered over the foliage. Its undersides contrast well in ruby red.

3. Tricolor

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Botanical Name: Stromanthe Sanguinea ‘Tricolor’

This beautiful variegated cultivar showcases exceptionally charming leaves in the shades of pink, cream, and green. It prefers bright, filtered light.

4. Sanguinea


Botanical Name: Stromanthe sanguinea

This variety comes without any hint of variegation. It features glossy green and dark leaves with a light green midrib. The plant is also much easier to care for.

5. Charlie

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Botanical Name: Stromanthe stromatoides “Charlie”

‘Charlie’ is quite a rare variety and features strongly variegated, oblong, and medium green foliage. It gets green and white streaks in various magnitudes from needle-thin to wide over the entire leaf.

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    • I have my triostar in a south facing window, mist every day, and water when the top inch feels dry and she is HAPPY as a clam. I have 3 and every one of them is different though. My other triostars HATE the south window and prefer the west window about 8 feet away from the window. Lol. They are picky!!

  1. Triostar loves humidity..i keep my triostar along with other calathea..and use a humdifier whenever the weather feels dry .
    Also propagated three plants from the mother plant…all of them are fine and mother plant have got some new shoots..😊


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