Cryptanthus 'Creole Queen'


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This Ed Edmiston hybrid is a cultivar of argyrophyllus x 'Diverse Pink' maturing to an extra large, open round rosette to 24 inches in diameter which flattens at flowering.  The broad, 2 inches wide, somewhat rounded, oblanceolate, frosted dark red leaves are mottled black in spaced horizontal cross-banding.  The foliage reverse is heavily scurfed silvery grey.  The reverse cross is Cryptanthus 'Maleficent' also by Ed.

***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.