Cryptanthus zonatus growing leaf plant bromeliads of the genus Cryptanthus also known as Starfish Plant or Earth Star, Cryptanthus zonatus perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Leaves color can be: green, pink, gray, brown, purple, white, black, can be more than one color with white stripes and darker line in the middle, leaf linear and sharp in the edge, leaves grow in rosette structure.
Cryptanthus zonatus flower
Flower color green or white, the flowers grow in the inner part of the plant in crown structure.
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Requirements for Cryptanthus zonatus growing and care:
More than 3C, well-drained soil, humidity, moist, slightly acid soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes to get the same cultivars
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
5-20 cm, 2-8 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Green or white, the flowers grow in the inner part of the plant in crown structure