You can take the girl out of São Paulo, but you can't take São Paulo out of the girl. Hailing from Brazil, Silvia loves high humidity and warm temperatures. She loves dancing, which you'll see by watching her leaves move up and down throughout the day. Her green, cream and rosy pink-colored leaves are sure to brighten up any indoor space.
Low to bright indirect light. Direct light will burn its leaves.
Once a week. Soil can stay slightly moist.
Great with pets.
Grows both up and out.
Multi-colored and alive—a better gift than flowers.
Pro-tip: Use filtered water when watering. Otherwise the minerals in tap water will build up at the tip of the leaves and turn them brown.
Stromanthe tricolors love high humidity, warm temperatures, and filtered light. Its green, cream and pink underbellies are hard to miss. Every one of these plants is unique and has variegations of different widths and intensities.
Be careful with any direct light as it can badly burn leaves. If you see crisping of leaves, pull it away from the light source.
Stromanthes, like calatheas and maranta, exhibit both nyctinastic (nighttime) and heliotropic (daytime) movements.
Small: Around 12 inches tall with a container width of 4 inches.
Medium: Around 18 inches tall with a container width of 6 inches.
Sizes will vary.