Earth Star Plant (Cryptanthus) (Star Fish)

799.00

Earth stars are unusual houseplants perfect for adding a dash of color and texture to your spaces. Small indoor plants, they’re perfect for growing on bright tabletops — and make excellent living centerpieces for special gatherings. Because they’re easy to grow, earth stars are also ideal additions to your desk at work. They don’t need constant nurturing, so you can enjoy their beauty without a lot of maintenance.

 

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Description

Plant Details

  • Plant Size: Approximately 6-8 inches in overall height, from bottom of pot to top leaf and 4-8 inches spread
  • Other name(s): Star Fish, Earth Star
  • Plant Type: Foliage, Flower (White colour)
  • Plant Placement: Indoors or Outdoors 
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Maximum Reachable Height: Up to 12 inches (1 feet)
  • Difficulty: Easy to grow and low maintenance 

 

What’s Included

  • Plant:  Earth Star (Star Fish) (1)
  • Pot: 5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black) (1)

 

Please Note

  • All images displayed are of real products
  • Actual plant may vary from the picture with respect to size and appearance
  • As they are natural being and each plant differ from each other 
  • These are natural plants and required to be handled with love and care
  • Pot design and color are subject to availability 
  • The actual delivery time may differ depending on the availability of the product

 

Care Tips

Light

  • Grow earth stars in a bright spot
  • These small indoor plants can take some direct sun on their leaves, so they’re perfect for dressing up an otherwise bland window sill
  • If your earth stars seem pale, move them to a brighter spot

 

Water

  • Water Earth Stars so the soil just dries before watering again
  • keep the soil moist, but not soggy
  • However they thrive in moist soil. Likewise, if you forget to water your earth stars now and again, they don’t mind

 

Soil

  • Keep the soil evenly moist
  • To create the perfect soil conditions for the earth star, combine regular potting soil with an equal amount of leaf mold or peat moss

 

Temperature

  • It enjoys temperatures ranging from 20-30°C
  • When grown indoors, normal room temperature is fine

 

Repotting 

  • Transplanting is rarely needed, as this plant doesn’t grow very fast and may only last a few years. The roots are also delicate and don’t always survive repotting

 

Propagation

  • Keep collecting the offsets 
  • Instead of dropping the offsets in the soil around the foliage and plant growth, the offsets are found between the leaves
  • The offsets should be left in place until you plan to propagate the plant
  • The offsets can be removed carefully and placed in the same type of soil recommended for the mother plant
  • After placing the offsets in their own pots, cover with plastic and add ventilation holes. Set the pots in a bright spot
  • Within two to three months, the plants should take root

 

Pests and Disease

  • Not prone to any major disease 
  • Though constant moisture can cause rot and fungal growth 
  • Trim off the affected area as soon as its detected 

 

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