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4" Cryptanthus Zonatus 'Zebra Stripe'


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Cryptanthus are very cool and unique members of the Bromeliad clan. The Latin name Cryptanthus means "hidden flower", for the small, meager white flowers. Seen from above you get a crumpled star shape of the strangest, stiffest ever leaves with crimped sawtooth edges banded in silver, pinks, reds, black and purples.  As natives anchored in the fertile, leaf litter, composty soil at the feet of trees of Brazilian jungles, they like to dream they're still in their jungle home in our own jungle homes. Bathrooms and kitchens are our dewiest rooms so if there's bright light there, that's where they crave to be.

  • These plants are a bit rough and rumply and dry in appearance, with each plant varying quite a bit. We will choose a plant that is very close to the photo in size or larger for each order!
  • Also known as Earth Star
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pet Friendly

Quick Care Guide:

  • Water - Medium (3):  Water plant when dry. Plant does not like soil to always be moist, but doesn't like to stay dry once becomes dry. Water as soon as soil is dry.
  • Light - Med/High (4):  Needs more light than most, but direct light not necessary. Can handle morning and afternoon sun directly on leaves.
  • Difficulty - Low (1):  These plants need barely any attention to thrive. Set it and forget it.

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