Cryptanthus bivittatus 'Pink Starlight' (House Plant)

Earth Star, Bromeliad

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?


Beautiful variegated foliage

Pink tinged foliage when young

Looks great in the home or conservatory

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Cryptanthus bivittatus 'Pink Starlight' is a colourful variety of the Earth Star or Starfish Plant, as it is better known. The tapering foliage is variegated bronze and pink when young, before slowly maturing to dark olive green and pink. These unusual tropical bromeliads are ideal for bringing a bright splash of colour to your terrarium, where it will gradually form a pleasing star-shaped rosette of leaves. Cryptanthus enjoys a bright spot, away from the scorch of strong sunlight. This Bromeliad is perfectly adapted to high humidity, so it makes a superb choice for the kitchen or bathroom! Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").

Please note: Some houseplants are toxic or harmful to pets if ingested. If you believe your pet has consumed a poisonous plant then seek veterinary attention immediately. Take a sample of the plant with you.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 15cm (6in)
Spread Up to 20cm (8in)

Tender Perennial


sun or semi shade

1 x 5.5cm potted cryptanthus plant (KB2117)

Cryptanthus enjoy a warm, bright room with good humidity and a minimum temperature of 15C (60F). Position them in good light away from the direct glare of the sun. Cryptanthus enjoy high humidity - this is best achieved by regularly spraying the foliage with rain water.
Water frequently to maintain evenly moist compost. Reduce watering during the winter months, but do not allow the compost to dry out completely. House plants should be fed regularly between March and September when they are in active growth. Use a heavily diluted solution of a balanced fertiliser. These Bromeliads will benefit from regular misting to increase humidity.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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