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Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish - Plant

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

Description for Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish

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

This 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.

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

Planting and care

Earth Stars is propagated through the suckers.

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

Caring for Cryptanthus

  • 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.

Typical uses of Cryptanthus

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

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

References

  • https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/special-pages/plant-detail.aspx?id=5246
  • 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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