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4in Cryptanthus 'Pink Star'

4in Cryptanthus 'Pink Star'

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  • Botanical Name: Cryptanthus 'Pink Star'
  • Common Names: Pink Star, Earth Star
  • Description: Earth Stars are unusual houseplants perfect for adding a dash of color and texture to your spaces. Small indoor plants, they're perfect for growing on bright tabletops -- and make excellent living centerpieces for special gatherings. Because they're easy to grow, earth stars are also ideal additions to your desk at work. They don't need constant nurturing, so you can enjoy their beauty without a lot of maintenance. 
  • Ideally, keep your plant in an area with temperatures between 60-85°F. In the appropriate humidity, they can survive up to 100°F and down to 35°F, but extreme temperatures will stress the plant.
  • Find a spot in an east-, south-, or west-facing window with a sheer curtain. Place the plant within a few feet of the window.

    Your plant will tell you if it’s in the correct light exposure. Too little light and the leaves will lose color, turning a pale green. Too much light results in large white or yellow spots or yellow, dying leaves.

  • Plants in this genus need loose, loamy, water-retentive, well-draining potting soil. Look for potting soil that contains a combination of sand, moss, perlite, vermiculite, and loam. The right mix will usually be labeled “water retentive” or “moisture control.”
  • Only add water when the top two inches of soil have dried out.

    Earth stars need moderate to high relative humidity between 50-80%. Bathrooms or near the kitchen sink usually have higher humidity than the rest of the house. You can also use humidifiers to raise humidity or grow these plants in terrariums.

    Avoid placing them near heat or air vents, which can be drying.

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