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Botanical name Cryptanthus Sp.
Common name Cryptanthus or Earth Star
Family Bromeliaceae
About The name comes from the Greek cryptos (hidden) and anthos (flower). Having colourful foliage shaped as a flattish rosette make it an attractive plant of collection.
Category House plant
Plant type Perennial
Origin Brazil
Potting medium Use well drained, aerated, loamy, organic matter enriched potting medium GrowpoT–H. Sterilised to reduce the risk of fungal infection & root rot.
Light Indirect sunlight, diffused light. Must not be exposed to direct sunlight.
Irrigation Thrive in humid condition. Avoid over watering, irrigation once in a week may be adequate, but keep the environment, moist & moderately damp.

For tap water, preserve the water 24 hrs to minimise the presence of salts, chlorine, fluoride etc.

Fertigation Particulars Dose Schedule
Summer winter
GROWMUSS 10 gm / 8” pot 15 Days 30 Days
Neem Bahar 10 gm / 8” pot 15 Days 30 Days
Micro nutrient gROWMIN SUPER (f) 2 gm / litre 15 Days 30 Days
Black cobra 3 ml / litre
Pest control Growneem 3 ml / litre 15 Days 15 Days
Toxicity Non-toxic to pets & human.


Standard Pot – Plastic pot (Click here to see)
· Pot size – 4 inch to 6 inch

· Plant Size – 6 inch to 24 inch (The size may vary based on the availability of the plant/s)

Potting Medium – Coco-peat/ Soil (as and where applicable).


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