Outdoor-Shades or Indoor
6" to 10"
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Bright pink foliage have irregular stripes of green across the foliage making a beautiful large rosette. Use this beautiful larger growing Cryptanthus in mixed container gardens or as an underplanting for larger growing tropicals. Easy to grow.
Cryptanthus are one of the easiest terrestrial bromeliads to grow. Provide with a well-drained soil, average moisture, and high humidity. High light levels ,but not direct sun, will produce the most intense foliage colors, colored forms may pale or even turn green under low light levels.
Potting Soil Mix
All Purpose Fertilizer
Every 12-13 Month
1. Grow earth stars in a bright spot. These small indoor plants can take some direct sun on their leaves, so they're perfect for dressing up an otherwise bland window sill.
2. Water earth stars so the soil just dries before watering again. Likewise, if you forget to water your earth stars now and again, they don't mind.
3. These unusual houseplants like average to high humidity, making them fun choices for adding to terrariums because of their small size and interesting texture.
4. Earth stars don't require a lot of fertilizer. If you do wish to feed them, use a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer.
1. Great as Terrarium Plant
1. Direct sunlight could potentially bleach the bromeliad’s foliage, or make it appear leathery.
2. Once these clones of the mother plant have some leaves of their own, you can remove and replant them.
1. Avoid small pot size, as Cryptanthus need adequate space for the plant to grow.
2. Not to rest them in standing water – a moderately damp environment is moisture enough for these plants.