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Cryptanthus 'Elaine'

cv. of 'Nivea'

The first Cryptanthus Species were discovered in eastern Brazil about 1831. Cryptanthus, also known as Earth Stars, earned their name due to their foliage shape. Star shape pink Albo-Marginated edges with leaf centers brown background with white striations. A reddish tint can wash over the entire plant when grown in the proper light conditions. One of the larger growing members of the family. This plant typically attains sizes of between 10" - 14" across. Keep the medium moist at all times. Cryptanthus suffer if they dry out for extended periods.