This weeks Plant of the Week is Stromanthe Sanguinea, picked by one of our wonderful employees who loves this plant because she says the leaves remind her of watercolors. Stromanthe Sanguinea is a stunning tropical perennial from the prayer plant family. This plant is native to the rain forests of Brazil, so it requires high humidity and temperatures. It has however been adopted as a wonderful houseplant in cooler places, such as here in Oregon.
This plant is very stunning because its long, shiny leaves are a dark green on top, and a very bright fuchsia color on the underside. Although this plant prefers temperatures about 65°F, but can often survive in temperatures down to 40°F if you would like to plant it outdoors.
If you are interested in this plant, come check it out down here at Incahoots!