Cryptanthus 'Pink star'
Cryptanthus 'Pink star'

Cryptanthus 'Pink star'

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Cryptanthus bromeliad

Common name: Earth Stars

Bromeliads are a fun family that includes pineapples, air plants, and a variety of other plants that may be less familiar. What they have in common is striking leaf colors and patterns, and very frequently a one-time bloom (which may last several months) that emerges from the center of the leaf cluster! Bromeliads are most likely to bloom if they are kept in a humid environment, and you won't regret the extra effort to give them that because these blooms are technicolor! Earth stars naturally grow on rainforest floors and tend to stay low to the ground. They are known for their tight rosette shape and unique leaf patterns and colors. 


Light: Medium

Water: Occasional

Ease: Knowledgeable

Pet Friendly: Yes

Care: Bromeliads all have a 'cup' at the center of their leaves. This cup wants to hold water at all times, so make sure to not let it dry out! You can water the soil more occasionally. 

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