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PlantFiles: Stromanthe
Stromanthe sanguinea

Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Stromanthe (stroh-MAN-thee) (Info)
Species: sanguinea (san-GWIN-ee-a) (Info)

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive joshz8a On May 17, 2005, joshz8a from z8a, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Grown indoors here in zone 8a in medium light (under wall sconce of 75 watts) but room has 2 large east and north windows so general light is good. In summer goes outside in full shade and thrives in our humid hot weather as long as kept watered. Never any disease or insect damage so far. An easy keeper for me, similar to Dracaena or Polyscias. joshZ8a

Positive vossner On Aug 1, 2004, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Mine started as in indoor plant but did poorly. Then planted outdoors in shady location and it's thriving! It has grown to about 5ft. The burgundy underside is striking. Funny thing, I owned it 3 years before knowing its name until yesterday when I found a variegated variety (stromanthe tricolor) at local HD. THe 2003-04 winter was very mild in Houston, I never covered it and it didn't suffer one bit. I will be covering with a blanket if temp falls below freezing.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brea, California
San Francisco, California
Casselberry, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
Palm Harbor, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Vacherie, Louisiana
Galveston, Texas
Houston, Texas
La Porte, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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