Plants for sale are Cryptanthus "Black Mystic" Earthstar Bromeliad. As with all my plants they are grown from tissue culture to be exact disease free copies of the mother plant. This is one of my favorite plants hands down. Cryptanthus "Black Mystic" is a terrestrial genus; the nearly flat rosettes do not hold water. The leaves are succulent, usually with wavy margins and teeth; they are often strongly banded with white, bronze, or pink. The white flowers appear in the center in this cultivar. Cryptanthus tolerate a temperature range from 34 to over 100F. We recommend using Bio Spectrum organic Fertilizer. Ships to the continental United States.
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How to grow Cryptanthus,
Cryptanthus soil requirements and planting instructions, Mix together the following: 60 percent potting soil; 20 percent peat moss; 20 percent coarse sand and a handful of perlite. Place this mixture in a pots, beds or garden and plant your Cryptanthus. When planting Cryptanthus in the landscape space plants at 16" apart. Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. Strong growth will Soil Ph should be around 6.0-7.0 light conditions, When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight. If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Do not over water. Cryptanthus drought tolerant. Produces Cream colored flowers. Cryptanthus fertilizer, this mild feeder loves an organic fertilizer N-P-K ratio or 5-5-5 or lower.
Cryptanthus pests and disease, Pests or diseases are few and far between.
Cryptanthus is also refered to as Earthstar Aechmea, Bromeliads, Billbergia, Dyckia, Guzmania, Neoregelia, Nidularium, Tillandsia and Vriesea. Cryptanthus can be propogated by seed of by dividing. Florida Hill Nursery is your internet source for buying rare plants and fruit trees. Our online Plant selection ensures the best selection of internet plants available. Ceck out our wide selection of other tropical plants, subtropical plants and norther temperate climate plants. Buy 1 plant or tree and recieve free shipping on the next three plants or trees using *best way shipping. Our online selection of rainforest tropicals and fruit trees can add a piece of the tropics to your back yard, greenhouse, patio or garden.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 11 August, 2011.