This Carole Richtmyer hybrid, a cultivar of Cryptanthus ‘Rita Padden’ x argyrophyllus, has 10+ ovate leaves forming a medium plant to 12″ in diameter with a full round form. The dull green copper brown leaves are full and very wide with fine lineated scurf on the undersides.
***For best results, we recommend growing this particular cultivar in a dirty Turface® mix, equal parts peat based potting mix and Turface® All Sport. Fill the bottom of your pot with a shallow layer of potting mix, this prevents the Turface® mix from running out the bottom of your pot, and the remainder with the dirty Turface® mix.
Cryptanthus 'Arctic Wolf'
A hybrid cultivar of Cryptanthus ‘Hapa Haole’ x ‘Elaine’ by Australian, David Cross. A full rosette of leaves to about 18 inches across. The leaves are banded with silver over a background color of dark brown to reddish-brown, with slightly wavy margins.
This Larry Giroux hybrid is a cultivar of ‘Lirico’ x ‘Tabasco’ having 20+ linear-lanceolate leaves forming a medium plant 12″ in diameter with a full round shape. Lime green margined with dark green and mottled, the entire leaf length is suffused with pink-red as it reaches maturity. The undersides of the leaves have a light lineated scurf of white trichomes.
Cryptanthus 'Bag of Tricks'
This Carole Richtmyer hybrid is a cultivar of (‘Monty’ x beuckeri) x (sinuosus x ‘Lirico’) having 10+ lanceolate leaves forming a medium plant to 12″ in diameter with an upright open round shape. The leaves are mottled red and green with fine white scurf heaviest in the leaf axils. The undersides of the leaves have a light lineated white scurf.
Cryptanthus 'Blake Babcock'
A really spectacular Jim Irvin hybrid, any time we offer this Cryptanthus, we sell out immediately. This cultivar of ‘Pink Brocade’ x ‘Kit Hilbers,’ and grex mate to ‘Rapunzel,’ ‘Rumpelstiltskin,’ and ‘Rusty Rose,’ has 12+ lanceolate, densely serrated leaves with a center ridge in cross-section. It is medium-large to 22″ in an open oval shape with shades of mahogany, purple, and red overlaid with an edge to edge banding in white, becoming gold with age, and broader to the center. The underneath is covered with dense white scurf.
Cryptanthus 'Broadway Star'
This is a cultivar of ‘Richard Lum’ x ‘Stephen Hoppin’ released by Steve Hoppin in 2007 and a grex mate to ‘Ziggy Stardust.’ The wavy leaves are bright green in color and have dark green mottling. The leaf edges are reddish bronze in color and a central bronze colored stripe. The leaves are triangular in shape and are densely serrated. A large growing plant up to 20 inches across and 12 inches tall forming a full open round shape.
Cryptanthus 'Brown Sugar'
This Carole Richtmyer hybrid is one of two cultivars of Cryptanthus ‘Rita Padden’ x lacerdae ‘Menescal,’ the other being ‘Stephen Hoppin,’ having 18+ linear-lanceolate leaves forming a medium plant to 12″ in diameter with a full round shape. Green-brown in color with the typical scurf pattern of Cryptanthus lacerdae, that is, a central triangle of scurf outlined with a non-scurf margin outlined with scurf to the leaf edge. Offsets are produced on 4″ to 6″ long stolons.
Cryptanthus 'Carol Ann'
This Lisa Vinzant hybrid is an unregistered cultivar of unknown parentage that is named for a dear close friend of Lisa's. The plant has 12+ lanceolate leaves forming a medium open oval shape to 18 inches in diameter. The redwood colored leaves have a darker midrib and are marked with an evenly spaced edge to edge barring which is just slightly crenulate. The leaves recurve slightly downward and twist just giving a hint of the medium dense lineated white scurf underneath.
Cryptanthus 'Charlien Rose'
A large growing Cryptanthus hybrid by Carole Richtmyer is a cultivar of (‘Nancy’ x ‘Peaches’) x argyrophyllus. This Cryptanthus has 10+ very thick succulent lanceolate leaves forming a medium plant to 18″ in diameter with an open, rounded rosette shape. This plant can attain larger sizes, over 24", in more shade.
The color of the leaves is pink to rosy pink changing to old gold or olive green with age and stronger light with dark grey edges and light scurf covering the entire leaf, both the face and back. A exceptionally nice plant!
Cryptanthus 'Chocolate Mousse'