Scientific Name: Cryptanthus bivittatus
Common Name: earth star
Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Origin: South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 11: (above 4 °C)
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Open, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Succulent, Prickly, Lanceolate, Linear, Serrate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: White, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Multiple fruit, Green
Key ID Features:
Leaves spirally arranged on a compact stem, linear-lanceolate, margins wavy and serrate, pink variegation, up to 15cm long.