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Cryptanthus | TLSP – 88

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Cryptanthus is a genus of epiphytic bromeliads native to South America. These plants are supported by other plants and have aerial roots exposed to the humid atmosphere. They grow in rosettes directly from the root. The leaves are stemless and have prickly edges. Cryptanthus comes in a variety of colors and patterns, making it a visually diverse group. Foliage colors range from red and pink to yellow, orange, bronze, silver, and green. While they produce inconspicuous greenish-white flowers in summer, Cryptanthus is primarily grown for its interesting leaves. Unlike many bromeliads, Cryptanthus is terrestrial, meaning it naturally grows in soil medium rather than as an “air plant” mounted on bark or other objects. These bromeliads bloom only once in their lifetime, but they continually produce offsets (pups) that can be repotted to create a continuous supply of plants.

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Cryptanthus is a genus of epiphytic bromeliads native to South America. These plants are supported by other plants and have aerial roots exposed to the humid atmosphere. They grow in rosettes directly from the root. The leaves are stemless and have prickly edges. Cryptanthus comes in a variety of colors and patterns, making it a visually diverse group. Foliage colors range from red and pink to yellow, orange, bronze, silver, and green. While they produce inconspicuous greenish-white flowers in summer, Cryptanthus is primarily grown for its interesting leaves. Unlike many bromeliads, Cryptanthus is terrestrial, meaning it naturally grows in soil medium rather than as an “air plant” mounted on bark or other objects. These bromeliads bloom only once in their lifetime, but they continually produce offsets (pups) that can be repotted to create a continuous supply of plants.

Light: Most Cryptanthus species thrive in bright, indirect light. Recreate their natural environment by placing them near a window with filtered sunlight. Avoid direct sun exposure, which can scorch their leaves.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix that is loose and loamy. Cryptanthus prefers soil that retains moisture without becoming waterlogged.

Watering: Unlike other bromeliads, Cryptanthus lacks a central cup for water storage. Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid overwatering. Let the top inch of soil dry out before watering again. Water the central rosette directly to ensure it stays hydrated.

Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 60°F and 85°F (15°C to 29°C). These plants prefer warmth and do not tolerate cold drafts.

Humidity: Cryptanthus thrives in high humidity. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or placing the pot on a tray of pebbles filled with water. Grouping it with other houseplants also helps maintain humidity.

Fertilization: Use a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Apply fertilizer every 2-3 months during the growing season (spring to fall).

Maintenance: Remove any dead or yellowing leaves promptly. Repot your Cryptanthus if it outgrows its current container or if the soil becomes compacted.

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