Left Continue shopping
Your Order

You have no items in your cart

Cryptanthus Bivittatus 'Elaine'

5'' Nursery Pot

Introducing the exquisite 'Elaine' Cryptanthus - a true gem for plant enthusiasts and collectors alike. This stunning variety of Cryptanthus is a sight to behold, with its captivating foliage and unique features that set it apart from other houseplants.

The 'Elaine' Cryptanthus showcases eye-catching leaves in varying shades of vibrant green, adorned with intricate patterns and stripes that resemble delicate brushstrokes. Each leaf is a work of art, adding an element of beauty and sophistication to any indoor space.

Not only is the 'Elaine' Cryptanthus visually appealing, but it also boasts remarkable durability and low maintenance requirements. This makes it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced plant owners. With proper care, this resilient plant will flourish and bring joy for years to come.

Available in 5" nursery pot.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Cryptanthus Bivittatus 
  • Common Name: Earth Star, Starfish plant, Elaine, Earth, Pink Starlight Star Bromeliad, Cryptanthus bromeliads
  • Family: Bromeliaceae 
  • Native Range: Brazil 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Light: Prefers bright indirect light indoors. Avoid direct sunlight. The brighter the light, the more colorful the leaves will be.
  • Water: Water when the soil is almost dry. Do not allow to dry out completely for an extended period of time.
  • Humidity: Moderate to high humidity. Perfect for terrariums.
  • Temperature: 55-90F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Growth: Slow growth. Can grow to be 10" - 14" across.
  • Propagation:  Plant will grow small plants, called pups, that form at the base of the plant and can be propagated. 
  • Pests: Generally not subject to pests. Look out for whitefly, mealybugs, and spider miters.
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets