General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 14 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Green with wavy, silvery-white crossbands.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Cryptanthus zonatus f. fuscus x Ocean Mist

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Common names
  • Earth Star
  • Bromeliad

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Location: Reynolda Gardens greenhouse, Winston-Salem NC
Date: 2015-04-03
Striking, high-contrast coloration on this variety!

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