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Cryptanthus 'Elaine'

Cryptanthus 'Elaine'

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The Cryptanthus 'Elaine', scientifically Cryptanthus fosterianus hybrid, is an elegant and visually pleasing houseplant, notable for its refined, rosette-shaped leaves in soft shades of green and pink. With its bright pink and dark purple stripes along a striated white pattern, this stunning plant can reach over 18 inches in diameter when mature. This plant showcases an upright and bushy growth habit, with leaves extending from the central stem. At full growth, the 'Elaine' Cryptanthus reaches a height of approximately 2-3 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Cryptanthus fosterianus hybrid

Common: Elaine Cryptanthus, Earth Star

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
  • Prefers moderate to high humidity.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Bromeliaceae family, also known as the Pineapple family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,000 species.
  • Cryptanthus plants are native to Brazil.
  • Cryptanthus plants are often called "Earth Stars" due to their star-shaped rosettes.
  • They are one of the few bromeliads that are more terrestrial than epiphytic, meaning they generally grow in soil rather than on trees.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Low Maintenance

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