Cryptanthus bivittatus

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Cryptanthus bivittatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Cryptanthus
Species: C. bivittatus

Cryptanthus bivittatus, (commonly known as Earth Star, along with Cryptanthus zonatus zebrinus) is a small, terrestrial species of plant in the Bromeliaceae family. Reaching a height of only 6 - 8 inches and preferring moderate or diffuse light, it is commonly used in terrariums and novelty planters.[1]


  1. ^ Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening in Canada. The Reader's Digest Association (Canada) Ltd.: 1979. Calkins, Carrol C., ed.
    ISBN 0-88850-081-5
  • Regel, Index Seminum (LE) 1864: 15 (1864)