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Cryptanthus bivittatus 'Black Mystic'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cryptanthus (krip-TAN-thus) (Info)
Species: bivittatus (biv-it-TAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Mystic

One vendor has this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Silver/Gray
Dark/Black
Mottled
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is monocarpic

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive haworthialover On Nov 18, 2008, haworthialover from Nevada, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

I just recieved this plant. I ordered it from joshsfrogs.com (fyi great seller). I was impressed with the size of the plant and the roots. The leaves are bigger than my other cryptanthus.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boca Raton, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Miami, Florida
Navarre, Florida



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