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Prayer Plant 'Triostar'

Stromanthe thalia 'Triostar'

Also known as

Calathea 'Triostar', Variegated Bloody Stromanthe 'Triostar', Calathea Stromanthe Triostar

Photo by emmas32 (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Prayer Plant 'Triostar'

A close up of the green, pink and red leaves of Prayer Plant 'Triostar' (Stromanthe thalia, Calathea stromanthe)
A photo of Prayer Plant 'Triostar'
A pot of Stromanthe thalia 'Triostar'
A Stromanthe thalia 'Triostar' plant
A close up of the green, pink and red leaves of Prayer Plant 'Triostar' (Stromanthe thalia, Calathea stromanthe)

Prayer Plant 'Triostar' Overview

Stromanthe thalia ''Triostar'' is also known by the names Stromanthe 'Tricolor', Calathea 'Triostar' and Prayer plant 'Triostar' due to naming differences across different plant sellers. This tender evergreen perennial makes a bold, bright houseplant and leaves have unique markings of cream, green and pink. The colourful foliage has wine-red colouring on the leaf undersides. White or pink flowers with orange bracts open in winter and spring. Prayer Plants like a warm consistent temperatures above 15 degrees Celcius, in bright indirect light to produce the best possible leaf variation and patterning. Keep the soil evenly moist but never soggy they also do not like to dry out or hard water. If the air is dry, you could place your Prayer Plant on a pebble tray filled with water. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water. Fertilize monthly in the spring and summer using the plant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Fertilize every other month in the fall and winter. Never feed a Ctenanthe immediately after repotting; wait for at least 6 weeks. Repot once a year or every other year depending upon how quickly the plant is growing. It rarely needs pruning just remove dead growth as necessary.

Common problems with Prayer Plant 'Triostar'

Can suffer from red spider mites but is generally disease free.

How to harvest Prayer Plant 'Triostar'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Prayer Plant 'Triostar'


Divide in spring.

Special features of Prayer Plant 'Triostar'

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Prayer Plant 'Triostar'

Grows happily in containers in partial shade making it a popular choice as a house plant.