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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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Shanna S.
United States United States
Very unique little guy!

I'm having a mad love affair with Pistils. Their plants are *beautiful* and Pistils takes such good care of them. My Ruby Star is so pretty and remarkably sturdy. I gave him some pretty bright light when he first arrived and now he's shaded such a vibrant ruby hue!

Pistils Nursery Cryptanthus bivittatus 'Ruby Star' Review
stacey k.
United States United States
Ruby Star

Well packaged, arrived safely. Healthy, happy plant. Will definitely purchase from Pistils Nursery again!

Pistils Nursery Cryptanthus bivittatus 'Ruby Star' Review
Margaret S.
United States United States
Ruby Star

My Ruby Star arrived in perfect condition. It has lovely colors. I haven’t repotted it yet because it seemed so happy in the pot it arrived in.