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Cryptanthus 'Marian Oppenheimer'


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Genus Epithet
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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Small bromeliad with rosettes to 12cm across
Foliage Leaves to 10cm long, dull light green - olive green with bright - dark pink stripes. Leaf margins with a pink border, undulate, armed with minute prickles. 
Flowers Flowers borne on centre of the rosette, white

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Vertical Greenery / Green Wall, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting, [Remarks] (Soil/ growing media should be kept moist. Over watering or soggy media/ soil will cause the plants to rot.)
Plant Growth Rate Slow
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Sucker, Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Green - Light Green, Pink, Patterned
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Leathery, Thick

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Thin

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Master ID 31460
Species ID 5857
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Species record last updated on: 03 June 2021.