Water:Allow top 1-inch (2.5 cm) to dry out before watering. Take care not to over-water — soggy soil will cause Stromanthe sanguinea stems to collapse, and may lead to root rot. It’s a good idea to use a pot with a drainage hole; water thoroughly, then empty drainage tray. Water less in winter, but don’t allow the plant to dry out.
Humidity: This tropical rain forest native wants at least 50% relative humidity. Brown leaf tips indicate the humidity is too low. Indoor air can become especially dry in winter; it a good idea to use a cool-mist humidifier near the plant.
Temperature: Average to warm 65-80°F/18-27°C year-round.
Soil:Peat moss-based potting mix or other soil less potting medium.