The triostar stromanthe (Stromanthe sanguinea) has impressive, full variegate foliage with vibrant shades of pink. It can be grown outdoors in hot and humid climates, but it does best well indoors and is more commonly grown as a house plant.
A member of the prayer plant family, the triostar folds its leaves up at night, and it can often be confused with the similar calathea plant. It can provide for a decorative plants and looks best with its large and colorful leaves that are its star attraction indoors and out. It's a moderately fast-growing plant but will become temperamental and slow down when it feels disturbed, root bound, or doesn't get enough light.
This isn't a plant for novice horticulturists. It needs a lot of attention and nurturing to keep it thriving in just the exact environment in which it likes to live.
Triostars grow best in warm, humid conditions, and this is why they tend to be an ideal house plant, sitting in a window with sufficient indirect light. But keep the plant away from sitting near a radiator or air conditioner.
Turning the plant around once a week can help ensure a good, even distribution of the leaves, as they'll grow in the direction of the light. Misting can also help to create the humidity they need.
Triostar stromanthe should be potted in well-drained, fertile soil that is kept moist but not soggy.