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Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish – Plant – CES-427740


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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.

Item name

Cryptanthus (Elaine) Earth Star, Starfish – Plant

5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

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 Height
8.6 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

Bloom Time

Difficulty Level
Easy to grow

Planting and careWater 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.

Full to partial sunlight


Well-drained soil

20 to 30 degrees C

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

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