Cryptanthus "Earth Star" 3"
A Bromeliad, known as Earth Stars because of the shape of their foliage are grown terrestrially but sure look out of this world.
- Light - part sun to part shade
- Watering - even moisture to dry to the touch
- Soil - potting mix cut with spagnum
Varieties and color will vary. If you do have a preference in type of Cryptanthus plant, we ask that you come visit us in store to hand select the one of your liking. When placing the order online we will select one for you and can not guarantee an exact variety.
Images are used for general reference only. The size, color and shape of each plant will vary, as will the bloom state.
Bromeliaceae - “Bromeliad”
Light: Bright natural light, the brighter the better. Avoid intense direct rays especially from a South or West window.
Water: Water your bromeliad about every 7-10 days. The plant is designed to gather water in its bracts, found in the central part of the plant. Pour the water directly into the well of the plant no more than halfway up the vase. Wait a few minutes, then tip the plant slightly to allow the excess water to drain out. Typically allow the top inch of the soil to dry between watering and water the soil well enough so it is slightly moist, but never thoroughly wet.
Environment: Bromeliads like warmer temperatures but should not be located near a heat or air conditioning vent. They prefer humid air and thrive in peat-moss based soil.
Toxicity: Reported to be non-toxic but not considered edible.
- Pineapples and Tillandsia “air plants” are in the Bromeliad family.
- Propagation: After the bromeliad blooms, the mother plant will start producing "pups" around the bottom of the plant. These young plants will grow to be another bromeliad. The original plant will start to die as the younger plants are growing.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting. Printable Care Sheet
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