Cryptanthus 'Blackberry'


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A Carole Richtmyer hybrid, a cultivar of ('Rita Padden' x argyrophyllusx 'Strawberries Flambe' and grex mate to 'Indian Summer' and 'War Paint,' having about 10 glossy, semi-channeled, laceolate leaves with down-turned tips, in shades of dark red on new growth to purple-black in cooler, darker conditions and maturing to an open round rosette 12" in diameter.  The leaf edge has dense serration and medium undulation, a light silvery scurf appears in the lower leaf axils.

***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.