Cryptanthus is a bromeliad that is low-spreading and slow-growing. A smaller and petite species of the genus Cryptanthus with beautiful variegated leaves that are spirally-arranged in a flattish rosette formed by the colorful slender leaves with pointed tips, it takes on a star-like shape that resembles a fallen star or starfish.
An evergreen perennial that bears stiff and strong leaves which are elongated, with undulated and serrated margins and bending backwards at the tips.
They are attractively variegated with longitudinal stripes in a combination of 2 or more colours, ranging from various tones of pink, red to crimson or maroon. The undersides of the leaves are coloured light ash-grey.
It will also produce offsets or pups (baby plants) readily to continue its generation and increase your collection.
Dimensions of Potted Plant: L x B x H ~ 10" x 10" x 7"
Growth Medium: Coco Peat
Pot Description: Round Plastic Pot
Basic Care Guide
Light: Semi-shade with filtered sunlight
Too little light and the red colour will start to fade, too much and the leaves will start to bleach
Water: Sparingly on alternate days
Feed: Liquid fertilizer once a month
Earth Star, Starfish Plant, Pineapple Plant
Brazil and other tropical parts of South America