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Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish - Plant

Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish - Plant
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Cryptanthus is a genus of plants found in the Bromeliaceae family and they only grow terrestrially.

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Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish Plant
4 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish

Plant height: 4 - 7 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches

They are ideal for indoor growth but can also grow well outdoors in many moderate climates. Cryptanthus has a more developed root system than the other bromeliads. Cryptanthus the only flower once during their lifetime. Almost all Cryptanthus have small, delicate white flowers near their leaves.

Common name(s): Earth Stars, Starfish plant
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: Summer
Max reacahble height: Up to 1 foot
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Earth Stars will thrive when potted in a medium that maintains some moisture. Sometime a healthy plant may produce pups, exact clones of the mother plant, that can be removed and then potted in their own growing medium. If kept in a pot, the pot should be wider than deeper as the roots like to grow.

Sunlight: Partial shade, Indirect sunlight
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit
Fertilizer: Use any balanced organic fertilizer.

Caring for Cryptanthus

  • Keep the plant moist and in humid conditions.
  • Mulch, when the weather becomes colder, can protect the roots during the winter.
  • It can survive above 37 degrees C as long as it is kept moist by humidifiers, manually misting water.
  • Avoid hot and harsh direct sunlight.
  • If your plant seems stressed and bleached or sunburned marks appear then move your bromeliad to a spot with less direct sunlight.
  • Look for mealybugs and scale, can usually be controlled through manual removal or swabbing with rubbing alcohol.



Typical uses of Cryptanthus

Special features: The plant has an interesting color of foliage with bands.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is highly preferred for the gardens as the foliage is beautiful.

Medicinal use: NA


  • http://www.bromeliads.info/cryptanthus-earth-stars/
  • http://stokestropicals.plants.com/Cryptanthus-Elaine-P542.aspx

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5 / 5 Amaira Angle 26 June 2018
What are other names of this plant?
5 / 5 SAGAR SHINDE 24 June 2018
How often should i water it and does it come with soil or should i get my own soil?
4 / 5 Sriram Sena 17 June 2018
Given as a gift in the hopes of bringing prosperity to the recipient
5 / 5 Ankur Chauhan 06 June 2018
Got all healthy plants..thanks
4 / 5 Rohit Chaturvedi 27 May 2018
Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.

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