Cryptanthus bivittatus, commonly known as 'Earth Star' or the 'Starfish Plant', is a striking, low-maintenance houseplant renowned for its unique star-like shape and vibrant foliage. Native to Brazil, this terrestrial bromeliad thrives in bright, indirect light and enjoys a well-draining soil mix. Its leaves, featuring bold stripes in shades of pink, red, and green, form a rosette pattern, creating a stunning visual display. Perfect for small spaces, the Starfish Plant grows up to 6 inches tall and wide, making it an ideal choice for tabletops, shelves, or terrariums. Regular watering is essential when the top inch of soil feels dry, but be cautious of overwatering. This plant is also pet-friendly, making it a worry-free addition to homes with furry friends. With its eye-catching appearance and easy care, Cryptanthus bivittatus is an excellent choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.
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All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of House Plants and Plant Club Subscription Boxes. House plants and succulents will ship from separate locations and may arrive at different times. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY. Read our full policy here.
Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!