Cryptanthus neon, Earthstar neon - Plant

The variability of shapes, colors, and patterns, plus their adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions, make Cryptanthus a favourite of plant lovers around the world.
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1Cryptanthus neon, Earthstar neon - Plant
24 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Cryptanthus neon

The plants have low-spreading rosettes of six to 20 leaves. Most grow in shady moist areas, some grow in rocky terrain, a few grow in full sun. They are dependent on their root system for water supply, since they do not store in their centres.

A very few are succulent and can store water in their leaves.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height9 inch (23 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Earth Stars
Flower Colour Pinkish white flowers.
Bloom Time All year round.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

Too much light will cause bleached spots on the foliage or a leathery, stressed look to the plant. In extreme cases, sunburn spots or holes will occur. On the other extreme, weak foliage and greening of color suggests that the plant needs more light.

Cryptanthus neon care

Cryptanthus will root easily in potting medium. Make a small depression, insert the pup s small stem and press the mixture firmly around it. Pot no deeper than the base of the first leaf. Stake the plant if necessary to keep it from rocking back and forth. It is essential for the plant to be secure for an extra fast start and good growth. Bottom heat may speed root development in colder climates. Place the newly potted plant in a favorable location and water it as one would a mature plant.

Sunlight For maximum color in most Cryptanthus, bright diiffused light is necessary.
Watering They must be kept damp for best growth. It should never be allowed to totally dry out.
Soil The growing medium should be a loose, porous mixture.
Temperature 60 to 85 degrees F
Fertilizer Use dilute solutions, even to a quarter of the recommended strength. Any even balanced fertilizer works well (14-14-14, 10-10-10, etc.) A time-released granular fertilizer combined into the potting mix for newly planted offsets show excellent results.

Cryptanthus neon special feature

In order to maximize growth, Cryptanthus should be fertilized. Cryptanthus will thrive on any balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 14-14-14. It is important, however, to significantly dilute the solution down to a quarter of the strength recommended.
This highly diluted solution can be used every time you water. The Cryptanthus Society recommends using a time release granular fertilizer when first planting pups.

Cryptanthus neon uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Cryptanthus should always be growing as potted plants
  • They are excellent plants for terrariums
  • attractive foliage in pots, accent plants

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Cryptanthus neon?

Cryptanthus neon is commonly known as Earth Stars

What color are Cryptanthus neon?

A Cryptanthus neon plant bears flowers of color Pinkish white flowers.

When Cryptanthus neon blooms?

With enough light, Cryptanthus neon may produce Pinkish white flowers. flowers in All year round.

How hard is Cryptanthus neon to grow?

A Cryptanthus neon is Easy.

How much sunlight does a Cryptanthus neon need?

A Cryptanthus neon prefers For maximum color in most Cryptanthus, bright diiffused light is necessary.

How much water does a Cryptanthus neon need?

A Cryptanthus neon prefers watering They must be kept damp for best growth. It should never be allowed to totally dry out.

What kind of soil does a Cryptanthus neon need?

A Cryptanthus neon prefers The growing medium should be a loose, porous mixture.

What temperature does a Cryptanthus neon like?

A Cryptanthus neon prefers 60 to 85 degrees F

How often should I fertilize my Cryptanthus neon?

To encourage Cryptanthus neon growth, Use dilute solutions, even to a quarter of the recommended strength. Any even balanced fertilizer works well (14-14-14, 10-10-10, etc.) A time-released granular fertilizer combined into the potting mix for newly planted offsets show excellent results.



Reviews

Friday, 13 March 2020

Love how cute the plant is..

obimayezp

Tuesday, 03 March 2020

This plant is exactly what I wanted.

Sarang

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Great plant..looked nice.

Vibha Surana
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