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Stromanthe thalia

 
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Stromanthe thalia
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Family: Marantaceae (Prayer-Plant)
Distribution: Brazil
Life form: Herbaceous perennial
Description: Stromanthe thalia is a beautiful relative of Calathea native to the rainforests of South America. It has rich dark green, lance-shaped leaves with burgundy undersides and spreads slowly by stalks with new plantlets that arch to the ground from the center of the existing plant. Prefers a shady location and moist but well-draining soil.

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