Earth Star
Cryptanthus
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 4.6 - 6.0
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

Photo

Names

Other common names Cryptanthus
Family Bromeliaceae

Characteristics

Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • cream
  • green
  • yellow
Leaf color
  • green
  • pink
  • white