Bromeliad: Cryptanthus “Red Bird”

I recently purchased this plant, and I can’t find any information on it. It has stiff, slender leaves, with stripes in varying shades of red, and serrated edges. I have no idea how to care for it, so any information would be greatly appreciated!

Hi Nicole,

Sorry to be so long in getting back to you but I’ve had some health issues.


Your plant is a type of Bromeliad called a Cryptanthus ‘Red Bird’ (some call it Earth Star). Here are some care instructions.