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Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish - Plant

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Description

The variability of shapes, colors, and patterns, plus their adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions, make Cryptanthus a favorite of plant lovers around the world.

Sr Item name
1 Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish - Plant
2 5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Interesting fact: Cryptanthus are more commonly known as Earth Stars, a name they received because of the shape of their foliageThis bromeliad with rosettes to 30cm across. Leaves to 15cm long by 2cm wide, bright rose pink with a dark purplish median stripe and transverse bands of white.

Leaf margins thorny.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 8.6 inch (22 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Earth Stars, Starfish plant
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 1 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
  • You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
  • You should fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.
  • When a plant grows beyond its limit and pot size not providing enough space for the spread of roots, re-pot with fresh soil and some fertilizer.
  • While re-potting, try not to disturb the roots. Avoid any drastic change in the provided environment otherwise, the plants may get stress/shock.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

    Cryptanthus care

    Earth Stars is propagated through the sucke

    Sunlight Full to partial sunlight
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 20 to 30 degrees C
    Fertilizer Use any balanced organic fertilizer.

    Cryptanthus special feature

    The plant has an interesting color of foliage with bands.

    Cryptanthus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is highly preferred for the gardens as the foliage is beautiful
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do Cryptanthus need sun?

    Most Cryptanthus prefer indirect bright light / Artificial bright light.

    How to plant Cryptanthus?

    1. To grow Cryptanthus in pot, choose a pot having of 4-inch upper diameter and drainage holes.
    2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
    3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
    4. Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright light / Artificial bright light location.
    5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow the below procedure.
    1. Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright light / Artificial bright light.
    2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in.
    3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil.
    4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get indirect bright light / Artificial bright light. Water the plant when surface soil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing(spring) season(February-March).

    Is Cryptanthus a succulent?

    Yes Cryptanthus is a succulent plant.

    Can Cryptanthus grow in shade?

    Yes, it will also grow where it will get indirect bright light / Artificial bright light.

    How to water Cryptanthus?

    1. Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

    How to propagate Cryptanthus?

    You can propagate Cryptanthus from pups and cuttings. Consider the following points to propagate through pups
    1. Remove the pups from the main parent plant.
    2. Dry pups for around 3 days before planting it.
    3. Use a pot having a 4-inch upper diameter and drainage holes.
    4. Fill the pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content.
    5. Place a pup in the soil, and don does not push it inside the soil too much. Only 1/4 of the stem should be under the soil and water it.
    6. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light.

    How to grow Cryptanthus?

    Plant is grown by pups and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 
    1. Sunlight- Indirect bright light / Artificial bright light is required. 
    2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
    3. Water- Water the plant when 3-4 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 
    4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com 

    Cryptanthus plant care?

    Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of Indirect bright light / Artificial bright light, No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil(3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

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