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Cryptanthus bivittatus 'Ruby Star'

$ 6.00

Cryptanthus bivittatus 'Ruby Star' is a terrestrial Bromeliad with beautifuly pink-tinged foliage. Cryptanthus, commonly called Earth Stars, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae. As opposed to other bromeliads that have very small root systems that simply act as anchors, Cryptanthus are unique in that they only grow terrestrially in soil. Cryptanthus are particularly beloved for their blooms. Though the plant blooms only once in its lifetime, its propensity to produce offsets means it is possible to keep dazzling flowers blooming from your bromeliads year-round. These plants are a very feasible option for any indoor gardener who wishes to enjoy their lovely and diverse foliage.


Light: Medium to bright indirect light
• Water: Keep soil evenly moist, but not fully saturated
• Considerations: Place plant in an ambiently humid spot such as a bathroom, or otherwise offer supplementary misting between waterings. Brighter light increases intensity of pink foliage


You'll get a healthy Cryptanthus bivittatus 'Ruby Star' that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 3" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.

Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!

We include shipping box warmers at no charge as needed. Got questions? Check out our FAQ!

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Sandra D.
United States United States
Five stars . Beautiful plant and gorgeous colors

Five stars I love this plant . It does look like a star ✨

Victoria L.
United States United States
Gorgeous baby plant

I bought this little gem for our bathroom and it is the perfect fit! I had never ordered plants online before and expected them to be a little rough from the trip when they arrived, but they were in perfect condition. The packaging was all recyclable or compostable which I also loved. I couldn't be happier with all the little plants I received; everything was even better than expected!

Carla T.
United States United States
In love with my beautiful Ruby Star

I’m so happy with all the plants I’ve bought from Pistils Nursery. I really can’t say enough good things about them. My Ruby Star arrived very carefully and well packed. It looks so healthy and is very happy in her new home in Florida. Thank you Pistils for the beautiful plants

Pistils Nursery Cryptanthus bivittatus 'Ruby Star' Review