A Plant Lover's Delight

Meet the Cryptanthus bivittatus, a plant that's as unique as its name. With no common names to its credit, this plant is a true individualist in the world of flora. Its striking leaf colors and compact size make it a perfect addition to any indoor garden or porch.

Cryptanthus bivittatus

Dappled To Partial Sun

Adaptable to both indirect light and moderate direct sun.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Sand Specialist

Thrives in sandy soils, requiring moderate care and preparation.

Acidic Soil Requirement

Prefers acidic soil conditions, may require soil amendments to maintain pH.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Cryptanthus bivittatus

The Cryptanthus bivittatus stands at a petite height of 2-6 inches and spreads out to a width of 4-8 inches. Its leaves are its true glory, boasting a vibrant palette of lime, salmon, ruby, and pearl. In the early season and summertime, it blooms subtle, coral pink and snowy flowers, adding to its charm.

Despite its exotic appearance, the Cryptanthus bivittatus is surprisingly easy to care for, making it a favorite among both novice and experienced gardeners.

Our design recommendations

The Cryptanthus bivittatus is ideal for bulk planting. Its multi-colored leaves create a striking visual impact, especially when grouped together. Its compact size also makes it a great choice for planter arrangements. This plant thrives in indoor settings and porches. It's a great way to bring a touch of nature into your home or to add a pop of color to your porch.