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Cryptanthus

Its name derives from Greek and literally means "hidden flower", referring to the inflorescences that are hidden among the leaves, but also probably to the fact that they are not very showy compared to the majesty of the plant's foliage. These are succulents with pleasant stemless rosettes, therefore developed directly at ground level, which gave them the common name of "Earth stars". They have wavy leaves, sometimes with toothed margins, particularly appreciated for their very bright colors, with spectacular shades or streaks that make them extremely decorative and showy, even if they are small in size. They are ideal for those who want to give a touch of liveliness to environments with great aesthetic value: thanks to these wonderful plants your rooms will certainly get a noticeable look! Here are some tips for its cultivation: It requires a lot of light throughout the year, however avoid direct sunlight. It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 15 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period. Water it abundantly only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water the plant once a week in spring and summer, reduce it to once every two months in autumn and to suspend it completely in winter. The best soil is a draining one, for example formed by a mix of peat and pumice so that water does not stagnate. They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.