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Cryptanthus - Dividing and Growing
Their new home was already prepared as I had filled a few 4 to 6 inch plastic pots with a loose, moisture retentive planting mix. Several pups were vying for space, so I knew the time had come to divide it.
California
El Segundo
Giant Pink Earth Star, Cryptanthus
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

Bright pink foliage have irregular stripes of green across the foliage making a beautiful large rosette. 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.
  • Indoor Light: High, Medium
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11
Louisiana
Merryville
Pink Zebra Earth Star, Cryptanthus
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

Cryptanthus are one of the easiest terrestrial bromeliads to grow. High light levels, but not direct sun, will produce the most intense foliage colors! However, the colored forms may pale or even turn green under low light levels.
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Light shade, AM sun
  • Indoor Light: High, Medium
Louisiana
Merryville
Zebra Plant, Guinea Wing, Earth Star, Cryptanthus
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Use this larger growing Cryptanthus in mixed container gardens for a striking color and texture contrast. A rosette of mid-green leaves with irregular white cross bands. Occasionally produces a succession of white star like blooms from the center of the...
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Indoor Light: High, Medium
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11
  • Native To / Origin: Brazil
Louisiana
Merryville
Zebrinus Earth Star, Black Guinea Wing, Cryptanthus
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

Probably our favorite Earth Star! Cryptanthus are one of the easiest terrestrial bromeliads to grow. 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.
  • Outdoor Light: Light shade, Early AM sun
  • Indoor Light: High, Medium
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11
Louisiana
Merryville
How Large Will a Bromeliad Grow?
Small bromeliads include the Aechmea comata, which grows up to 20 inches tall, and the tiny 2-inch specimen Aechmea recurvata var. Many bromeliads adapt to the growing conditions imposed upon them by their environments.Large bromeliad species, such as...
California
Santa Monica
How to Identify My Bromeliad
The center is often brightly colored in shades of red, yellow, pink or orange.These are often "air plants," which lack roots entirely and live on sandy soil. They contain about 730 species, which come in varying shapes, colors and sizes.The Vriesea are...
California
Santa Monica