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PlantFiles: Cryptanthus
Cryptanthus 'Scott Irvin'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cryptanthus (krip-TAN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Scott Irvin
Hybridized by J. Irvin

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Variegated
Bronze-Green
Leathery-Textured
Pink
Red
Orange

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is monocarpic
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive MotherNature4 On Oct 20, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This colorful Cryptanthus grows to about 12" in diameter. The olive green leaves are overlaid with orangy pink and have a darker red center. To top it off, the leaves are banded with silver. A real knockout.

Jim Irvin is the hybridizer.



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