Cryptanthus bivittatus "Brown"

Earth star "Brown"

Cryptanthus bivittatus "Brown"

Earth star "Brown"

  • Small terrestrial bromeliad
  • Brown-green, whiteish and pinkish-red tones
  • Ideal for rainforest terrariums
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Description

The earth star or hiding flower is a small earth bromeliad from eastern Brazil, where it grows at the bottom of tropical forests. The leaf rosettes are about 10-15 cm wide and the plant reaches about 15 cm in height over time. Occasionally groups of small white flowers appear in the middle of the leaf rosette. There are various selections of Cryptanthus bivittatus. "Brown' has light brown-pink longitudinal stripes.

As a semi-shade plant, Cryptanthus bivittatus does not need much light and likes higher humidity. A loose, humus-rich substrate with good drainage is recommended. It should be kept moderately moist, can also become a little drier, but never dry out completely. After the plant has grown in, it should be fertilised lightly with every second watering, for example with an orchid and Tillandsia fertiliser. If the plant only gets daylight, fertilise less frequently or not at all in the darker autumn and winter. In time, the plant will form children that can be detached for propagation.

The various forms of Cryptanthus bivittatus are ideal ground plants for rainforest terrariums. With their small, spreading leaf rosettes, which are somewhat reminiscent of starfish, and distinctively marked and coloured leaves, they are an eye-catcher in the terrarium.

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Cryptanthus bivittatus "Brown"
Cultivation options Terrestrial, in well-drained substrate
Growth height Up to 15 cm, spreads close to the ground
Temperature 18 - 26 °C, not below 15 °C
Humidity 70 - 80%
Light requirement Indirect, bright light; can also thrive under less ideal light conditions
Watering Moderate, allow the substrate to dry slightly between waterings
Fertilization Moderate during the growing season, with a diluted liquid fertilizer every 6-8 weeks
Propagation Offsets (pups) that form at the base of the mother plant
Suitable for Small to medium-sized terrariums, as striking ground cover, for moist terrarium environments
Cultivation options
Terrestrial, in well-drained substrate
Growth height
Up to 15 cm, spreads close to the ground
Temperature
18 - 26 °C, not below 15 °C
Humidity
70 - 80%
Light requirement
Indirect, bright light; can also thrive under less ideal light conditions
Watering
Moderate, allow the substrate to dry slightly between waterings
Fertilization
Moderate during the growing season, with a diluted liquid fertilizer every 6-8 weeks
Propagation
Offsets (pups) that form at the base of the mother plant
Suitable for
Small to medium-sized terrariums, as striking ground cover, for moist terrarium environments

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Our terrarium plants give every terrarium an individual, natural atmosphere and at the same time provide a healthy environment for all terrarium inhabitants. Our wide range of tropical, subtropical and even arid plants are easy to combine and enhance any terrascape. Whether it's strong succulents, subtle tillandsias, eye-catching neoregelias or wonderful orchids - we offer terrarium plants for different terrascapes from rainforest to desert.

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Item no.
192.0001.01
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Weight 0,05 kg
Shipping weight 0,27 kg

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