How To Propagate Stromanthe Triostar?

Written by Ivy

Jan 29 2023

How To Propagate Stromanthe Triostar?
Stromanthe Triostar has beautiful plant shape, mostly purplish red petioles, thin leathery leaves, oval shape, and dark green and white or light pink stripes on the leaf surface. The propagation methods of Stromanthe Triostar include division and cuttings. Mastering the correct operation methods of each propagation method and doing well in the later maintenance can cultivate new plants. This article focuses on the topic of "two propagation methods of Stromanthe Triostar", hoping to help you.

Preparation of Stromanthe Triostar Propagating Tool

Preparation of Stromanthe Triostar Soil

The energy needed during the growth of flowers and plants basically needs to be obtained from the soil. The quality of the soil directly determines the growth of flowers and plants. Therefore, it is very important to choose a good soil to plant flowers. stromanthe Triostar likes to grow in slightly acidic soil with loose air permeability, good drainage and rich humus. This kind of soil conforms to its soil habits, can well promote the development of roots and make the whole plant grow strong and vigorous.
According to the characteristic that stromanthe triostar likes to grow in loose, breathable and well drained slightly acidic soil, we can mix 3 parts of rotten leaf soil, 1 part of peat and 1 part of sand. When preparing, we can also add an appropriate amount of bone powder to increase the nutrient content in the soil. The prepared soil not only contains certain nutrients, It also has good air permeability, which is very conducive to the growth of Stromanthe Triostar. However, it is best to lay about 3cm coarse sand at the bottom of the basin as the drainage layer, which can be very conducive to later drainage without ponding.
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Select the Stromanthe Triostar Flowerpot

Stromanthe Triostar is a shallow rooted plant, so it is necessary to select a shallow flowerpot with large diameter when planting. Because Stromanthe Triostar likes humidity and is not resistant to waterlogging, it is also necessary to pay attention to the drainage and air permeability of the flowerpot when selecting the flowerpot.
Stromanthe Triostar has large leaves and rich leaf colors. In order to set off the unique charm of the leaves, it is best to choose a white porcelain flowerpot with bottom hole and good permeability, so as to make the white of the flowerpot and the dark green of the leaves complement each other, which looks like a unique beauty. It should be noted that before using the new flowerpot, we'd better rinse it with clean water to better remove the dryness of the flowerpot, ensure the cleanness of the flowerpot, and create a good and clean growth environment for the plant, so as to better promote the growth of the plant. (Read More: Calathea Triostar vs Stromanthe)
How To Propagate Stromanthe Triostar

Propagating Stromanthe Triostar From Division

  • The Best Time For Division
The best Division time of Stromanthe Triostar is in early summer. It is most suitable when the temperature is stable at 20 ℃. At this time, rametting can improve the survival rate of progeny. If the temperature is too low, it is easy to damage the root system during rametting. Once the root system is damaged, the whole plant will not grow well in the later stage. The temperature is too high, it is easy to burn the leaves of Stromanthe Triostar, which is very unfavorable to the survival of the progeny.
In addition to the early summer season, division can also be carried out during the pot change operation around April in spring. At this time, ramets are also very conducive to the survival of sub plants. At the same time, it can also reduce the secondary damage of roots and promote the growth of the whole plant.
  • Division Methods
  1. First, we can separate the Stromanthe Triostar mother plant from the pot soil, turn the flowerpot upside down, then grasp the plant by hand and gently pull it out. After the plant is taken out, properly remove the old soil on the root system.
  2. Then dig out the old roots of plants with dense growth, and divide the underground tubers with sterilized knives. During segmentation, about 3 bud points shall be reserved in each section, which is conducive to the germination of new buds.
  3. After the above two steps are completed, the pot planting can be carried out. The separated sub plants can be gently planted in the new pot soil, and then some water can be poured appropriately to ensure that the soil is in a wet state. Finally, they can be placed in a ventilated place for curing.
  4. During the maintenance of Stromanthe Triostar, we need to avoid direct sunlight and give some astigmatism appropriately. In addition, the temperature should be controlled at about 20 ℃ to avoid affecting the survival of Stromanthe Triostar young plants due to too high or too low temperature.
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Propagating Stromanthe Triostar From Cuttings

  • The Best Time For Cuttings
The best cutting time of Stromanthe Triostar is the same as the division time. It is more suitable for cutting in early summer, because whether it is temperature or light, it is very conducive to the growth of Stromanthe Triostar. Choosing this period for cutting can greatly improve the success rate of cutting.
It should be noted that the winter is relatively cold and the temperature is too low. At this time, it is not suitable for cutting operation. If the Stromanthe Triostar is forcibly cut, it is necessary to take temperature increasing measures and control the temperature at about 20 degrees.
  • Cutting Methods
  1. Firstly, we can select a vigorous and disease-free branch from the robust Stromanthe Triostar mother plant as the cuttings. The length of the cuttings can be about 8 cm, and three leaves should be retained.
  2. Then we should properly trim the lower end of the Stromanthe Triostar branch into an inclined plane to increase the contact area with the soil. After trimming, we should soak it in carbendazim solution and take corresponding disinfection measures to avoid infection with bacteria in the later stage and affecting the rooting and growth of the branch.
  3. We can gently insert the treated Stromanthe Triostar branches into the soil at a depth of about 3cm. After insertion, we can press the soil at the base of the branches by hand, compact the soil and fix the plants. After watering the soil with appropriate water to wet the soil, we can put it in a ventilated place for maintenance.
  4. After cutting, because the Stromanthe Triostar branches are still rootless, they cannot be directly exposed to the sun, so as to avoid drying after the branches lose a lot of water, so as to reduce the success rate of cutting. It is best to keep it in good ventilation and scattered light for a period of time, and gradually increase the light intensity after root germination and growth recovery, so as to be more conducive to the growth of Stromanthe Triostar.