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Cryptanthus neon, Earthstar neon - 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 favourite of plant lovers around the world.
Plant for Terrace Balcony
Sales price 249
(1 plant)
Plant height : 0.5 feet (+/- 20%)

The plant is potted in 4 inch plastic Pot
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Description for Cryptanthus

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.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Earth Stars Pinkish white flowers. All year round. - Easy.

Planting and 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
For maximum color in most Cryptanthus, bright diiffused light is necessary. The growing medium should be a loose, porous mixture. They must be kept damp for best growth. It should never be allowed to totally dry out. 60 to 85 degrees F 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.

Caring for Cryptanthus

  • 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.

Typical uses of Cryptanthus

Special features: 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.

Ornamental use: Cryptanthus should always be growing as potted plants. They are excellent plants for terrariums. attractive foliage in pots, accent plants

References

  • http://www.bssf-miami.org/what-is-a-cryptanthus.htm
  • http://www.greenpatio.com/plantdatabase/cryptanthus.shtml
  • http://fcbs.org/cryptanthussociety/CS_CultureSheet.pdf

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What garden lovers say ... ?

5 / 5 Alka Devi 02 July 2018
Plant came securely packed.Plant is good, no brown leaves. Hope it grows well
5 / 5 P Rudra Mini Raju 23 June 2018
Very happy with product. All the leaves were green and fresh. A very nice product in such a affordable price
5 / 5 Ashish Bhujbal 22 June 2018
Good one.. Good plant growth & good packing...
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