Saturday, May 24, 2014

Stromanthe sanguinea - Tricolor

General Information
Common Name Tricolor
Scientific Name Stromanthe sanguinea
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 60-90 cm (2-3 ft)
Spread 30-60 cm (1-2 ft)
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Spring
Color Multi-Color
Flower Color Pink
Type Herbs
Native Brazil
Classification
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Zingiberidae
Order Zingiberales
Family Marantaceae – Prayer-Plant family
Genus Stromanthe
Species S. sanguinea

Stromanthe sanguinea - Tricolor
Stromanthe sanguinea  common name is Tricolor. It is native to Brazil. It is mainly rain-forest plant. It is a very attractive and wonderful plant, so people like to plant it in their house indoor or outdoor houseplant. It grows 60-90 cm (2-3 ft) in height. But in outdoor it can grows up to 1.5 m (5 ft) in height. The leaves fold up as if in prayer. So it also called prayer plant. The 6-12 inch long leaves arise on long petioles from the crown of the plant. Each leaf has a mechanism for orienting the blade toward or away from the sun. The leaves fold up at night, making the rosy pink undersides more noticeable. But in the morning they face to the east so they will catch more of the early morning sun, and in the midday, they move to a more upright position so less of the blade is exposed to the intense sun.
The dark green leaves are variegated multi-colored in shades of pink, red, white. The amount of variegation varies considerably, with some plants or just some leaves on a plant nearly all cream, while other leaves have green bands of various widths, to nearly completely green with just a few creamy streaks. The petioles are a pink or burgundy as well. 
The tricolor rarely blooms flowers when they planted as indoor houseplant. But in outdoor it blooms pink flowers in spring. Tricolor can be used as an exotic addition to an annual bed for a tropical effect, or as a dramatic specimen in a container. Although, Tricolor’s leaves response with sunlight, but it is well grow in shade or partial-shade. In direct sunlight, the leaves will be burned.


Tricolor Prayer Plant

Tricolor in Garden

Tricolor Leaves

Tricolor Flowers

Tricolor : Prayer Plant Flowers

Flowers of Tricolor

Prayer Plants

Tricolor

Tricolor

Tricolor in Tub

Tricolor

Tricolor

Tricolor as ornamental plant

Tricolor Ornamental

Tricolor

Stromanthe sanguinea - Tricolor

Stromanthe sanguinea - Tricolor

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