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Cryptanthus Bivittatus 'Mochachino' - Mochachino Earth Star

4' Nursery Pot

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Unveiling the Mochachino Cryptanthus 'Mochachino', a unique and exquisite plant blending hues reminiscent of a creamy latte with swirls of mocha and caramel. Its intricate patterns and earthy tones create a captivating mosaic, adding a touch of warmth and sophistication to any setting. With its compact size and stunning coloration, this Cryptanthus makes a delightful addition to any plant collection, infusing a cozy charm into your space.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Cryptanthus 'Mochachino'
  • Common Name: Earth Star, Starfish plant, Mochachino Cryptanthus Star Bromeliad, Cryptanthus bromeliads
  • FamilyBromeliaceae 
  • 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 

Cryptanthus 'Mochachino' houseplants are prized for their stunning foliage, featuring intricate patterns and hues reminiscent of rich coffee tones. With their low-maintenance requirements and adaptability to varying light conditions, they are perfect for growers of all skill levels, offering beauty with ease. Whether placed in bright, indirect light or lower light environments, Cryptanthus 'Mochachino' thrives, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts seeking a unique addition to their indoor garden.