Cryptanthus Café Au Lait


  • Miniature, fascinating plant with huge appeal
  • Rosette of stiff, spiky leaves growing up to 12 cm in diameter
  • Leaves are narrow with a wavy margin and are light coffee in colour
  • The foliage develops a peach hue in good light conditions
  • Clusters of small white flowers nestle in the centre of the plant
  • After flowering new plantlets develop between the leaves
  • Multiplies freely and will form a cluster fairly quickly
  • Care level: Moderate

5 in stock

SKU: NH-1-1-1-1 Categories: , ,

Additional information

Weight .200 kg
Dimensions 7.5 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Most Cryptanthus prefer growing in partial shade or bright diffused light.

Soil: Cryptanthus are terrestrials and grow in free draining soil with a high humus content. A good quality potting mix with humus and a very small amount of slow release granular fertiliser added is recommended as a growing medium. Shallow and wide containers are preferable.

Watering: Cryptanthus dislike drying out completely. They enjoy been kept damp. The frequency of watering will vary according to the time of year.

Fertiliser: Cryptanthus respond to a very dilute solution of a balanced water soluble fertiliser applied bi- monthly during the warmer months.

Temperature: Cryptanthus prefer warmer temperatures. However, Cryptanthus are grown in our nursery where winter temperatures regularly drop to 7 degrees Celsius. When growing in colder temperatures we recommend keeping the plants slightly drier than normal.

Please Note:

The plant is currently growing in a 7.5 cm plastic pot. It will be supplied bare root (without a pot or soil). Although our plants are grown under the same conditions and we carefully handpick your plant to ensure the best quality possible, no two plants are identical. Also the colours of plants can vary according to the season. The plant supplied will be similar to the smaller plant photographed.