Stromanthe Sanguinea

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  • Showy, Variegated Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 5 Feet
  • Pet Safe

The Stromanthe Sanguinea is a charmer known for its lovely variegated foliage. Long, sword-shaped leaves have shades of green, white, red, and pink. The underside of the foliage is purple, and red stems support the leaves. This tropical beauty is a Prayer Plant, meaning the foliage will fold up overnight and lower during the day. The Stromanthe Sanguinea has specific care needs and requires consistent attention, but the work is worth it when you can admire the foliage.

Best Locations For Growing Stromanthe Sanguinea

Areas with high humidity are a must for the Stromanthe Tricolor. A windowsill in a steamy bathroom is a very good place or any area with extra moisture in the air. Make any area a good fit by using a pebble tray or humidifier. 

Stromanthe Sanguinea Sunlight Requirements

In nature, the Stromanthe Sanguinea is a tropical understory plant, so it prefers bright to medium indirect light. Increased sunlight will draw out and intensify the variegation, but avoid direct light, which will burn the foliage. Plants in low light may lose variegation and fail to thrive.

Stromanthe Sanguinea Care

Repot Stromanthe Sanguinea every couple of years. Upgrade the plant to a new pot that is 1 - 2 inches larger than the original. Use a pot that is deep to accommodate the extensive roots. The pot must have drainage holes.

Watering Stromanthe Sanguinea

Proper watering is vital to caring for Stromanthe Sanguinea. This Prayer Plant needs consistently damp but not soggy soil. Water when the top layer of the soil is dry and remove excess water from the tray. Humidity is another important part of Stromanthe Sanguinea care. Increased dampness in the air keeps the foliage lush and vibrant. 

Feeding Stromanthe Sanguinea

Stromanthe Sanguinea appreciate regular feedings. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season. Plants may go dormant during the winter, and it is not necessary to fertilize Stromanthe Sanguinea when it is not actively growing.

Stromanthe Sanguinea Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: Up to 5 feet
Mature Spread: 1-2 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink, Purple, Red, White
Foliage Description: Variegated In Red, White, Pink, and Green with a Purple Underside
Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Stromanthe Sanguinea
Other Name(s): Stromanthe Tricolor
Scientific Name: Stromanthe sanguinea 'Tricolor'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

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