Cryptanthus ‘Elaine’


This free-spirited Earth Star features rugged pink borders, eccentric green stripes, and the ability to thrive in low light. Tip: you can brighten the foliage’s colors by exposing them to brighter indirect light.

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Care Requirements

Light Needs


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Photos are for reference only. You will be shipped a plant of the same quality. Ceramic pot not included.

Plants are shipped Mondays and Wednesdays to minimize transit delays that can occur closer to the weekend. Orders placed Thursday through Sunday will ship Monday. Orders placed Monday or Tuesday will ship Wednesday.

Care tips for Cryptanthus ‘Elaine’

Soil: Medium, well-draining soil.

Light: This variety will flourish in low, indirect light, but its colors will intensify in brighter, indirect light.

Water: Allow soil to dry before watering.

Humidity: Medium humidity will suffice, but higher humidity will promote best growth. If you live in an area with low humidity, add a humidity tray or mist several times a week.

Temperature: These plants grow best in temperatures within 55-80°F. During the cooler months when the temperatures fall below 55°F, take care to keep your Cryptanthus away from drafty areas.

Fertilizer: Use a dilution of 10-10-10 applied every other watering during the growing season. Higher fertilizer levels may attract pests.


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