Otherwise known as Earth Stars, most species are small monolayered plants with little leaf overlap; they look like twinkling stars.
Cryptanthus like low to moderate sunlight and they want to be evenly moist. Soggy plants rot, dry plants shrivel and die. Misting doesn’t help these plants other than providing humidity, because the trichomes on Cryptanthus leaves do not absorb moisture or nutrients.
|Environment:||Tropical & Temperate|
|Lighting||Low to Moderate|
* These plants are generally renowned as safe to be eaten by reptiles, but please research to ensure they are suitable and safe for your specific species before use.