Cryptanthus are more commonly known as Earth Stars. With over 1,200 different varieties, Cryptanthus have incredibly varied and beautiful foliage ranging from dark green and variegated to bright reds and pinks to silvery stripes.

Easily cultivated, prefering a moisture retentive soil and indirect sun.

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Cryptanthus bivattus Cryptanthus bivattus

Cryptanthus bivattus

An unusual plant with triangular leaves densely stacked along short stems like pyramids. The leaves turn deep crimson over winter and spring. Masses of tiny white flowers in late summer. Keep reasonable dry for the best colour. Sun/part sun.

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