This is a collection of three forms of Cryptanthus bahianus. Found native to the States of Bahia and Paraiba in Brazil in bright shade to full sun, this Cryptanthus has a rosette of leaves on a thick stem, looking its best in moist soil with bright indirect light. The off-sets emerge from between the leaves on stems to 8 inches long. The very stiff succulent leaves can reach 15 inches long, ranging in colors from dull green, bright green, green margined with orange, green margined with red, orange, rust red, or red and hairless above, covered below with lineated white scales. The leaf tip is pointed and sharp, while the margins are covered with sharp curved spines. The bright white flowers appear on a stalkless inflorescence.