On Nov 13, 2012, ratlover1 from Rising Sun, IN wrote:
Gorgeous houseplant, seems to like bright light and tolerates morning sun. Likes to stay moist but not wet, I agree with 'do not let dry out between waterings'. Seems to prefer a moderate to high level of humidity.
Related to the 'prayer plant' and does close its leaves at night. I love seeing the lovely rosy pink undersides of the leaves as they point straight up to the ceiling!
On Feb 7, 2011, Lylith from Brecksville, OH wrote:
I had to call ASPCA Poison control because my 6 lb. Chihuahua ingested some dried blossom parts along with the outer leaf covers of the blossoms. I had a hard time finding any information regarding possible toxicity of this plant. They said worst case scenario was an upset stomach and possible vomiting. She had neither. I thought this info might be helpful to someone since I had such a hard time finding it.
On Sep 21, 2010, ptooming from Titusville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
This is an amazing plant, will tolerate being cold bitten to the ground like during our freak week long below 30 temps here in Florida and jump back when it gets consistantly 60. Loves the heat as well, we are consistantly in the 90s during our long dreadful summers. Likes shade or sun as long as it is adaquately watered. Anything that would like to nibble on it has to get threw the slight powdering of any cheap laundry detergent around the base it does have other lovers as well as me, myself and I...Mostly snails and those Georgia thumpers which nothing seems to bother with exception of hubbys large boot or the cat when she is energic enough.
By accident hubby mowed one clump down, it laughed and came right back up. Get one it will be happy
I planted two of these in two containers at my front door, along with some ivy. They looked beautiful, didn't make it through the hard freeze, however, but want to buy them again. We were not home to cover them, due to an emergency.
I really like this plant, but the problems that I had with it was, snails or something similar were eating the leaves and then I would have to keep trimming them off. I use the bait that was suppose to help, but it didn't seem to, the problem persisted. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem, as I do plan on buying two more today to put in the same two containers. They are in full shade, so the sun isn't damaging them.
Any help with what to put on them to stop whatever is eating holes in the leaves would be appreciated.
Any other suggestions of a plant that won't get much higher than 20" and is in the shade to put in these containers would be appreciated.
On May 22, 2010, perfectpoodles from Houston, TX wrote:
I too am in Houston, Texas and just was at Loews and saw this gorgeous plant but decieded to come home and read up on it before I bought it. Kind of confusing to see someone say shade and someone else says sun. The instructions on the plant also said full sun. It is so prfetty I am going to go back and buy a couple tomorrow.
On Mar 30, 2010, plantaholique from Sarasota, FL wrote:
I have these growing under and near my large oak trees here in zone 9b in Sarasota, FL and they are gorgeous! Easy too- I fertilize them with sustained release fertilizer 2x /year and that's it. We had a horrific winter this past year, with temps below freezing for a solid week and I was terrified I had lost them as well as many other plants. But amazingly, they came out of it with little to no damage and look better than ever now. We live in an oak and pine forest here so that provides some protection I know. These plants send out 5' tall stalks with babies on them in the summer and are the most stunning plants! Only the babies were damaged in the cold.
On Jan 20, 2009, mtnbarbie from Friendswood, TX wrote:
I have 5 of these plants in my zone 9a/9b yard since the middle of last summer. We have had around 7 nights/mornings below freezing in the last month and I neglected to cover them; I was certain they would die. I was pleasantly surprised when nearly a week after our coldest night of the year thus far (29 deg) they were still alive and the majority of the leaves were doing fine. Only some of the leaves near the top have turned brown, and I noticed the plants that were not sheltered from the wind had more frost damage than the others. I have left the dead leaves on for now as they will help to insulate the lower leaves if the weather turns cold again.
Still, I don't plan on taking any chances with the rest of our below freezing nights (if we have any) and will make sure I cover these in the future. This would make a wonderful addition to just about any landscape and is very showy and pleasing to the eye. It is also a plant that is easily shared with friends which pushes it even further up my favorites list.
On Jun 22, 2007, tremax from Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
I am in Deray Beach, Fl. zone 10A. I have had several of these plants for a year and a half with great success. They are in an area that is probably sixty per cent shade and is watered well. They are really beautiful. Also have one next to window with no sun that is doing very well.
On Sep 23, 2006, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:
One of the best indoor plants around.A combination of leaf shape and color makes a visual impact. On top of that it is an excellent houseplant given bright light and moderate humidity. Even it's flowers are exotic. Do not allow to dry out.
On Feb 11, 2006, arcadon from Lake Charles, LA wrote:
Just a quick note to say that Stromanthe sanguinea 'Triostar' ('Tricolor') has been root hardy in zone 9a for 2 years now. This one like shade. It blooms in early spring and the flower is a beautiful red - aging to a reddish pink. Also excellent as a container plant and indoors as well.
On Oct 2, 2003, MsCritterkeeper from The Heart of Texas, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Plant must have high humidity to refrain from leaf curling.
Prefers Temp NO lower than 65F and with increased Temp must have increased humidity. Very nice around my indoor pond and as house plant.Plant apparently comes from the Tropical Americas.Can be treated the same as Prayer Plants & Peacock Plants.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Mobile, Alabama Hayward, California Mission Canyon, California , Florida Apopka, Florida Azalea Park, Florida Bartow, Florida Beverly Hills, Florida Big Coppitt Key, Florida Big Pine Key, Florida Black Diamond, Florida Boca Raton, Florida Clearwater Beach, Florida Fort Myers, Florida Fort Pierce, Florida Gainesville, Florida Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports) Jupiter, Florida Lake Worth, Florida Melbourne Beach, Florida Merritt Island, Florida New Port Richey, Florida Newberry, Florida Ocala, Florida Oldsmar, Florida Palm Coast, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida Port St Lucie, Florida Ridge Manor, Florida Seffner, Florida Seminole, Florida South Venice, Florida Spring Hill, Florida St Petersburg, Florida Sumterville, Florida Tallahassee, Florida Tampa, Florida Titusville, Florida Utopia, Florida Valrico, Florida (2 reports) Wellborn, Florida Thomasville, Georgia Baton Rouge, Louisiana Covington, Louisiana Geismar, Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana Prien, Louisiana Woodfin, North Carolina Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Pawleys Island, South Carolina Saint Helena Island, South Carolina Baytown, Texas Brazoria, Texas Conroe, Texas Desoto, Texas Friendswood, Texas Galveston, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) Mont Belvieu, Texas Port Arthur, Texas Richmond, Texas San Antonio, Texas Kalama, Washington