Cryptanthus Care Guide – Growing Earth Star Plants

The Earth Star bromeliad is an unusual tropical houseplant, of the genus Cryptanthus. You’ve likely seen a few types during your years as a gardener and plant purchaser. There are more than 1200 types of the Earth Star plant, widely varying in colors.  Some sources say there are as many as 3000 varieties of bromeliads in general, with new ones discovered regularly. Not all are readily available, but many of the favorite types can be found for online ordering. Earth Star Info The Cryptanthus Earth Star is commonly referred to as the Starfish plant. Foliage of these plants is usually strap-like and brilliantly colored, often with lateral stripes in bright pink to red and various greens. Colors may also be mottled, spotted, solid color or many other patterns. Foliage grows in a rosette form. Even with these eye-catching leaves, sources say it is the hidden blooms for which they’re usually […]

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