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Vary-leaf star Cryptanthus bivittatus

Phonetic Spelling
krip-TAN-thus biv-it-TAY-tus
Description

Earth Star is a bromeliad native to Brazil with showy bright pink leaves that form a star pattern.  It is commonly grown as a houseplant and needs excellent drainage.  Propagate this plant by dividing its offsets.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Minor'
'Minor'
Tags:
#houseplant#showy leaves#interiorscape#pink leaves#unusual leaves#bromeliad#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Minor'
'Minor'
Tags:
#houseplant#showy leaves#interiorscape#pink leaves#unusual leaves#bromeliad#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cryptanthus
    Species:
    bivittatus
    Family:
    Bromeliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Brazil
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Insignificant
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Pink
    Variegated
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Hot pink leaves with striping
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No