Cryptanthus 'Elaine'

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Size: 4" Pot
Cryptanthus 'Elaine' is a breathtaking bromeliad native to Brazil. True to its tropical roots, this plant sports leaves in an enchanting array of colors - from deep, burgundy red to bright, blushing pink, and a striking, silvery white. The leaves themselves are further distinguished by wavy, serrated edges and horizontal banding, creating an intricate and beautiful pattern that is sure to catch the eye. Growing up to 12 inches in width and about 3 to 4 inches in height, Cryptanthus 'Elaine' is a relatively compact plant, perfect for those seeking to add a splash of color to their indoor spaces without sacrificing too much room. This plant has a clumping growth habit, meaning that over time, it will form a dense cluster of rosettes, each one more captivating than the last. In a well-draining pot, the leaves of this bromeliad will gracefully arch over the edges, creating a delightful cascading effect. However, it's not just in a pot that Cryptanthus 'Elaine' shines - this plant is also an excellent choice for a terrarium, where it will thrive in the humid conditions. Although a slow grower, Cryptanthus 'Elaine' is well worth the wait. With the right care and conditions, it can produce pups, or small offshoots, that will gradually form their own rosettes and contribute to the lush, tropical feel of the plant. In terms of flowering, Cryptanthus 'Elaine' is a bit of a show-off. In the right conditions, this bromeliad will produce delicate, white flowers that are hidden in the center of the rosette. These blooms are small and short-lived, but they add a touch of charm to an already enchanting plant. All in all, Cryptanthus 'Elaine' is a visually striking houseplant that offers year-round interest. Its vibrant colors, intricate leaf patterns, and unique growth habit make it a standout addition to any plant collection. Whether you're a seasoned plant enthusiast or a novice looking to expand your indoor garden, this bromeliad is a stunning choice that is sure to bring a touch of the tropics into your home.

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!

Size: 4" Pot

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