The dominant winter flower in the Bromeliad family, Cryptanthus such a talent of nature, plants in temperate regions around the world have become almost synonymous with Christmas. Over the years, different breeders have successfully developed these dry-sealed brilliant green plants which provide festive light while being easy to grow.
Cryptanthus Earth Star won at the International Bromeliad Society Convention in 2010 and is one of the best cultivars available now. Composed of over 90 percent of the old Relacon, the plant has light green spires and clusters of white and pink-flowered foliage to keep indoor enthusiasts both happy and blooming.
Each hardwood tree root grown from Snowmast Albins and has the ability to produce 24 hours of bright, incandescent light. The tree also needs very low growing conditions to survive, from partial shade to a spot in the wall behind it. It loves spent fires and fire pits in the south to southern plains of the USA to the large deserts. For maximum benefits, it should be fully watered every day and covered with as much straw as possible to protect it from cold weather.
Bromeliads do well in a very hot or very cold weather and do best growing in an under-box of a window in an unheated part of the home that is usually unheated from the cold. Bromeliad plants are a huge part of a winter-tree collection, in fact, many investors now prefer them to pine trees. In combination with foliage, their impressive, commanding floral display is a beautiful addition to any room in the house or office.
Light rises and falls on the center of the plant. For maximum flowering, insert plant in a low light at night and in an under-box in the darkness of the day. If an outside bathroom light shines onto the plant, the plant may not bloom as well as it would in direct sunlight.
Cryptanthus plants have learned to live in the shade. If tree-of-wisdom windows have been removed in winter, investors may find they need less water in summer and winter to keep the plant healthy and blooming.
The plant grows at a rate of 12 inch by 16 inch by 16 inch, 5 cm/inch/year. It is a highly dynamic plant, with large black and white dyes on the leaves.
Bromeliads are easy to grow and ideal for emergency gardening. Lasting and fruitful plants can be bought online from the hundreds of exhibitors present at the annual convention.