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Earth Star

Cryptanthus bivittatus

Cryptanthus bivittatus - Botanical Garden in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki - DSC03632 by Daderot (CC0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Earth Star Overview

Cryptanthus bivittatus is an evergreen perennial plant from the Bromeliaceae family. Originating from Brazil, this plant is commonly known by the name Earth Star. Leaves are arranged in rosettes, they can reach 30cm across and are striped with green, cream and pink colouring.

Common problems with Earth Star

How to propagate Earth Star

Seed

Suckers

You can propagate by offsets or suckers in late spring.

Special features of Earth Star

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Earth Star

Indoor