Cryptanthus bivitatus are members of the bromeliad family, but unlike their relatives they only grow terrestrially. Also called earth stars, they look great on top of sphagnum moss. This form produces deep red rosettes. Once established, Cryptanthus bivitatus 'Rubra' can produce a ton of offsets! You'll be able to supply your friends and probably the entire neighborhood! :)
There are so many plants that enjoy the same conditions as Nepenthes, most love high humidity and bright indirect light. Aroids, bromeliads, ferns and orchids are just a few companion plants for Nepenthes. We love adding bromeliads between our tropical pitcher plants for a burst of color and texture! They also look nice mounted on driftwood. Ferns add a softness to the environment and really make the colorful pitchers stand out. Aroids add bizarre leaf shapes and orchids make great conversation pieces! The list goes on! Our collection has grown significantly over the years and we regularly take divisions from some of our favorite gems. Adding these treasures to your collection can really elevate the aesthetic of your grow space and allow you to enjoy it even more. We have been multiplying some of our companion plants and they will be available here from time to time.