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Cryptanthus bivittatus

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Why We Love It

Attractive due to its perfect, star shape and bright, stripey, two-toned colouring, it is commonly called the Earth Star. Native to Brazil.

  • It is a terrestrial Bromeliad meaning it still needs to access water from its roots.
  • Ideal for brightening up a terrarium as it is a relatively slow grower.
  • Easy care.

Growth pattern: Flattened rosette

Water: When the top of the soil looks dry. Do not let water sit on its foliage.

Ideal Position: North or east facing

Light: Bright, indirect or filtered light.

Humidity disclaimer: This plant will grow well outside of a terrarium or cabinet. However, all tropical plants thrive with higher humidity levels. To achieve this we suggest grouping plants together, or putting them in a bathroom or kitchen which gets regular use.

Planting and Care

Into a Pot

If you're planting into a pot or container, have a hand trowel and a watering tool ready, plus a container larger than the one your plant arrived in.

  1. Pour a small amount of soil at the bottom of your chosen container.
  2. Put the plant in place and then back-fill soil around the rootball.
  3. Lightly water after repotting. The soil should be just damp enough that if you press your forefinger into the soil it is moist above the top of your nail.
  4. Regularly check the soil is moist but not soaking or sitting in water.
  5. Make sure to place your plant away from any harsh drafts.

Product Specifications

Current Height0 - 5 cm
Botanic NameCryptanthus bivittatus
Height10 cm
Code: SPRTL164347

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