Cryptanthus Zonatus 'Zebrina'

SKU: MYBG-BROM-CRYP-ZOZE
filler
Rs.500
Pot Size: 4"

Genus

Cryptanthus

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Indoor Filtered Light,Outdoor Shade

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Use

Living Room,Low Maintenance,Office

Product Description

This uniquely colored Cryptanthus produces a rosette of deep burgundy or nearly black leaves with irregular white cross bands with small dimensions not exceeding 10 cm.Bright, diffused light (not direct sun) is needed to bring out maximum color in most Cryptanthus.

Cryptanthus 'Blushing Zebra'

Family

Bromeliaceae

Origin

Brazil

Description

This uniquely colored Cryptanthus produces a rosette of deep burgundy or nearly black leaves with irregular white cross bands with small dimensions not exceeding 10 cm. This easy to grow tropical looks great spilling from terra-cotta colored containers, in mixed container gardens, or as an underplanting for larger growing plants. This lovely, large cryptanthus is rare and very unique.

Cryptanthus are more commonly known as Earth Stars, a name they received because of the shape of their foliage. Earth star bromeliads are unique in that they only grow terrestrially as opposed to many other bromeliads that can grow mounted on a substrate. Most Cryptanthus grow close to the ground and can be as small as three inches in height.

Environment

Bright, diffused light (not direct sun) is needed to bring out maximum color in most Cryptanthus. Too little light and the wonderful colors and patterns will fail to develop; too much light causes bleaching of color and sunburn. Patio areas lit by morning or afternoon sun and office settings with florescent lighting are good locations.

A moist environment is appreciated: if you have some space in your bathroom, kitchen or even a greenhouse, it will be much easier to provide moisture this plant needs.

Earth star Bromeliads prefer to be kept relatively moist. However, care should still be taken to avoid overwatering them - they do rot when water is allowed to stand in the container for too long!

Use a mix that holds more moisture than the standard mix, but it still must be well drained. One such creative mix is 4 parts Coco peat, 1 part vermiculite, 1 part perlite, 1 part clay aggregate, 1 part composted cow manure.

A slow-release fertilizer combined in the potting mix is recommended. Beware of copper and boron that are toxic to bromeliads. Your fertilizer should have none or no more than trace amounts of these micro-nutrients.

Landscape Use
Suitable for Container, Terrariums,

Bromeliads add an exotic tough to your home with its beautiful coloured foliage. The unusual appearance of Bromeliad makes it is seem it is a high maintenance plant, however it is not!

Bromeliads required medium to bright light. They are happy in a shaded area or with filtered light as well. Make sure not to expose bromeliads to harsh afternoon sun as their leaves are a little delicate and tend to get burns.

Bromeliads do well in shallow pots and moist soil. Make sure not to over water your bromeliad as it can lead to root rot. A drainage hole in your pot will go a long way to ensure drainage of excess water from the pot.

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