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 Cryptanthus in a dirty Turface All Sport® mix, a half and half mix with a light potting mix and Turface.
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 '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 form a full open round shape.
Cryptanthus 'Carole Richtmyer'
This Larry Giroux hybrid is a cultivar of ‘Little Bunnis’ x ‘Frostbite’ having 10+ lanceolate leaves forming a medium plant to 18″ in diameter with an open round to oval shape. The lime green leaves are mottled with darker green, heavier at the edges, suffused with pink-red, and wavy barring extending the length of the leaves and edge to edge. The leaves have medium dense 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!
This Stephen Hoppin hybrid is a cultivar of capitatus x ‘Richard Lum’ having 18+ long lanceolate leaves forming an extra-large very full upright rosette plant to 24″ in diameter. The densely serrated, highly glossy leaves are mottled and striated with dark forest green, red, and rust that reddens further in bright light with dark edges. The undersides of the leaves are covered in a medium dense white scurf.
Cryptanthus 'Jean Nicol'
This very unusual Cryptanthus was found by Jean Nicol of Australia in a shipment of plants that her husband, Bill, had bought her from Singapore in 1984. It is thought to be an albomarginated sport of Cryptanthus 'Glad', a Cryptanthus marginatus hybrid made back in the 1960's by Mulford Foster.
The plant has 15+ lanceolate leaves forming an open round shape to 19" in diameter of albomarginated kelly and olive green matte finished leaves with a constant slight pink hue to them in good light and more so the closer to flowering time. The leaves are edged with fine spines and are only slightly crisped. The underside of the leaves are covered by longitudinally marked very slight and fine white scurf.
Cryptanthus 'Martini Olive'
This is a 2007 cultivar of ‘Durrell’ x ‘San Juan’ by Steve Hoppin.
The shape is a loose rosette up to 10 inches tall and 24 inches across with shiny green leaves that are wavy and have serrated edges. The leaves have an olive green color that has a hint of bronze along the edge and slight scurfing on the underside of the leaves.
Cryptanthus 'Miami Heat'
This Stephen Hoppin hybrid, a cultivar of ‘Stephen Hoppin’ x ‘Richard Lum,’ is a large, flattish, star-like rosette to 24 inch diameter.
Slightly scurfed, undulating foliage with tangerine, pink, and green mottled tones, or vibrant pink in stronger light, is marked with two defined longitudinal stripes running the entire length of the leaf and slightly scurfed beneath with some cross banding.
Cryptanthus 'Orion's Belt'
An exciting hybrid by Carole Richtmyer, a cultivar of ‘William Richtmyer’ x ‘Roseus.’ A medium grower to about 14 inches across in a rosette of broad, triangular leaves with wavy margins. The color is deep purple-brown, very dark, with dense and closely spaced cross-bands of silver trichomes that are centered on the leaf. A nice colorful, robust hybrid.
Cryptanthus 'Platinum Blonde'
A hybrid of ‘Fire and Ice’ x ‘Diverse Pink’ by Jim Irvin. A real beauty with wavy, chocolate brown leaves profusely banded with silver to 24" in diameter.
Cryptanthus 'Sarah Huffman'
A plant from Carole Richtmyer is a cultivar of ‘Witches Brew’ x ‘Rita Padden’. A large grower to about 18 inches across, with many leaves in an upright rosette. The leaves have slightly undulating margins and are chartreuse in color with mottled green banding. The center of the newer growth is pink, but this fades with age as the plant grows.
A large growing beauty by Stephen Hoppin can grow to a 24 inch rosette. The color is black to dark chocolate brown, glossy with wavy, silvery cross bands. Some silver shading in the leaves. Leaf tips turn downward.
Jim Irvin’s hybrid, a cultivar of ‘Bon Ton’ x ‘Kit Hilbers,’ is a large grower to almost 20 inches across. Glossy purple-brown leaves are 1.25 inches wide with a few narrow silver cross bars that do not reach the leaf margins. The leaf undersides are white with dense scurf.
Cryptanthus species BAB144
This is an undescribed species from near Fernando, Bahia, Brazil, collected by Wally Berg and John Anderson, along with Pedro Nahoum in 1997. A large grower to about 24 inches with broad, glabrous, coppery colored leaves. A rather impressive species.
This plant also has the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens accession number of SEL1997-0355.