Cryptanthus Zebrina, also known as the Earth Star Black plant, is a unique and striking indoor ornamental plant that is native to Brazil.
Light: Cryptanthus Zebrina prefers bright, indirect sunlight, but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.
Soil: Cryptanthus Zebrina prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A soil mix that includes peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite works well for this plant.
To provide the perfect nutrient to the plant our Premium Organic Potting Mix is a good option.
Water: Cryptanthus Zebrina likes to be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water it when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure that the pot has adequate drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.
Humidity: Cryptanthus Zebrina prefers high humidity levels. Consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a tray of pebbles filled with water to increase humidity levels.
Temperature: Cryptanthus Zebrina prefers warm temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C).
Fertilizer: Cryptanthus Zebrina benefits from regular fertilization during the growing season (spring and summer).
Our Grow N Glow plant food is easy to use and provides your plants with the essential nutrients they need to grow and flourish.