Welcome to The Bio Dude!
Common Name: Earth Star
Dude's Choice: Plant will either be pink or striped, depending on availability.
Scientific Name: Cryptanthus sp.
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: All Substrate Types
Soil Depth: Shallow to Moderate with proper drainage
Lighting: Most Light Levels Suitable-- Higher Light will promote brighter coloration
Humidity & Misting: 40%-100% *Higher humidity preferred but can tolerate low humidity / Suggested for Optimal Growth
Mature Plant Size & Root System: Cryptanthus will stay low and grow wider with age, eventually blooming at the center of the plant! Shallow fibrous root system
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Too high temperatures/low humidity may cause leaves to brown / Front (low) placement or mounted (only in high humidity environments)
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Non-Toxic if consumed though these are typically used for ornamental not edible purposes
Pot Size & Packaging: A Single 2" potted Cryptanthus plant / Plant is Shipped bare-root wrapped in newspaper