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Cryptanthus acaulis 'Jade'


Cryptanthus acaulis 'Jade'

Family Name: Bromeliaceae


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant

Description and Ethnobotany

Foliage This cultivar forms a rosette of light green, triangular to strap-shaped leaves which have a silvery sheen. The leaf margin is lined with minute teeth.
Cultivation It grows best in a humid environment, such as a terrarium.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Plant Growth Rate Slow


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green - Light Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Rosulate / Rosette
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Linear)
Foliar Venation Parallel
Foliar Margin Serrulate

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Master ID 32295
Species ID 6703
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Species record last updated on: 18 February 2022.