Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish - Plant

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.
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1Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Cryptanthus

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 Height8.6 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 suckers.

    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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Do Cryptanthus need sun?

    Most Cryptanthus prefer indirect sunlight.

    How to plant Cryptanthus?

    Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct or indirect sunlight, No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil 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.

    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.

    How to water Cryptanthus?

    No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape.

    How to propagate Cryptanthus?

    Fortunately, the plant will send out small plants, called pups, that form at the base of the plant. These will replace the original plant when it degrades after flowering. Just pull the pups off and plant them up. The plant is also propagated by division, making sure that each plant has a bit of the roots.

    How to grow Cryptanthus?

    Soil Cryptanthus does best in a well draining soil, amended with lots of organic matter. It prefers slightly sandy soil. Sunlight: Place Red Star Bromeliad in a slightly shady spot. Too much sunlight and heat can make the leaves wither and shrivel up. Some morning and late afternoon sun with protection from midday sun is ideal. If the plant has too much shade, the color of the leaves will be diminished. No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. so drainage is important to prevent rot.

    Cryptanthus plant care?

    Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct or indirect sunlight, No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil 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.



    Reviews

    Monday, 16 March 2020

    Very nice plant. Beautiful plant. Nurserylive service very good replace policy is very very good.?

    Padma Kumari

    Monday, 02 March 2020

    What is Botanical name of this plant?

    Kiran Mayi

    Sunday, 16 February 2020

    I can see the love and care that goes into shipping my plants, thanks nurserylive.

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