Cryptanthus 'Pesto Pizza'
Cryptanthus 'Red Eye Gravy'
A cultivar of ‘Sunburst’ x (‘Red Cabbage’ x ‘Pele’) by Carole Richtmyer.
A fairly large grower with broad leaves in a symmetrical star shape. The color is mottled green with red highlights, especially up the center of the leaves, becoming overall reddish-pink with stronger light.
A rare species with very wide leaves having silver trichomes forming a solid coating over the entire leaf surface, hence giving its scientific specific name argyrophyllus meaning 'silver leaf.' There are a couple of ridges apparent running the length of the leaves, but they are the same base color as the rest of the leaf. This species is prone to fungus spotting due to culture in a typical potting mix. We recommend growing this species in a dirty Turface potting mix, equal parts your preferred Cryptanthus potting mix and Turface, to prevent this spotting.