Cryptanthus Bivittatus (Starfish Plant)
$6.00 incl. GST
- Overall Height APPROXIMATELY:
- 12-15cm for Pot Size 12cm(Ø)
- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and although look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- Overall Height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the tallest point of the plant vertically.
- Cryptanthus bivittatus is a member of the Bromeliaceae family of tropical plants.
- It has many common names such as starfish plant, earth star, and Red Star Bromeliad.
- The bromeliad is a plant commonly grown in terrariums.
- This pretty bromeliad is native to Brazil and has a lovely star-like shape made of stemless rosettes of leaves.
- It is fairly easy to grow as long as you remember a few tips.
- There is something so romantic looking about a plant with pretty pink foliage.
- They add so much charm to any indoor setting.
- It does best in well-draining soil, amended with lots of organic matter.
- It prefers slightly sandy soil.
- 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.
- Place it in a slightly shady spot.
- Too much sunlight and heat can make the leaves wither and shrivel up.
- Some morning and late afternoon sun with protection from midday sun is ideal.
- If the plant has too much shade, the color of the leaves will be diminished.
- It is drought tolerant once it is established.
- Unlike other bromeliads that have a “cup” that holds water, red star bromeliad does not have this feature and must be watered from the root area.
- Water lightly when the soil is dry to the touch.
- In very hot climates, the plants do best with regular watering.