elaine bromeliad earth star pink plant houseplant zuzus petals chicago boutique florist gift shop plant store unique
earth star bromeliad zuzus petals chicago boutique florist houseplant plant shop halsted street
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, elaine bromeliad earth star pink plant houseplant zuzus petals chicago boutique florist gift shop plant store unique
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, earth star bromeliad zuzus petals chicago boutique florist houseplant plant shop halsted street

Earth Star /Cryptanthus Bromeliad

Vendor
Zuzus Petals Shop
Regular price
$12.00
Sale price
$12.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Details:  Cryptanthus bromeliads, also known as Earth Stars, earned their name due to their foliage shape. Star shape pink Albo-Marginated edges with leaf centers brown background with white striations. A reddish tint can wash over the entire plant when grown in the proper light conditions. One of the larger growing members of the family. This plant typically attains sizes of between 10" - 14" across. Native to Brazil.

Like most bromeliads, Cryptanthus species are mostly grown for their interesting leaves, but they also produce small but beautiful white or pink blooms. The plants bloom only once, however, before the plant produces offsets (pups) and then dies. The life cyle of these plants is about three years from pup to flowering plant.

Names: Cryptanthus bromeliad, cryptanthus, earth star

Light:  Different Cryptanthus varieties need different levels of light, but most plants within this genus will generally thrive in some sort of indirect sunlight or light shade—remember, they naturally grow under the cover of trees in rainforests. Direct sunlight could potentially bleach the bromeliad’s foliage, or make it appear leathery.

Water: Keep the medium moist at all times. Cryptanthus suffer if they dry out for extended periods.