Cryptanthus Absolute Zero is a hybrid of Cryptanthus Sweet Tooth and Cryptanthus Ice Age, and is a study in vivid contrasts. Gently undulating white banding graces deep maroon, lightly-serrated leaves that meet in the  center to form a low, spreading rosette. This striking plant will bring a touch of the exotic to your home, order yours today! 


Cryptanthus Absolute Zero | 2.75-inch

SKU: cryabs/zero/1
  • Cryptanthus, sometimes called earth stars, are a genus of bromeliads from the lush rainforests of Brazil and the surrounding regions, where they form flat, colorful rosettes on the ground. Grow these tropical wonders in bright light for the best coloration.

    They are truly terrestrial, preferring to be potted in soil. We grow our Cryptanthus in plastic pots in an 80/20 peat-perlite mix, but most good potting soils will work. They prefer an acidic medium, so peat-based media work well.

    These plants will form a more extensive root system than most bromeliads, so they can be put in a larger pot than many other potted bromeliads. They enjoy good humidity, and do not like to dry out between waterings; water as the surface of the media begins to dry slightly.

  • We will combine shipping for an extra $1.00 - $12.00 per plant depending on size.

    Our dedicated shipping days each week are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Orders placed by 12pm Tuesday will go out the same week, all other orders will be held for shipping the following Monday to avoid the plants sitting in a box over the weekend. 

    Our shipping carrier is the United States Postal Service (USPS). Some orders may be eligible for shipping through a different carrier, please inquire. Regardless of the carrier, we cannot be responsible for packages once they have left our facility. Tracking information will be provided to the customer at the time of shipping, but the customer is responsible for all carrier inquiries. 

    All plant photos--unless otherwise stated--are of the actual plant or group of plants available. Additional flower photos may be provided on plants that are not in bloom, or in low bud. These photos are given for reference only, and may be from our mother plant, another clone of the same variety, or from another source that we’ve obtained permission from.

    Winter Weather Shipping: If temperatures are below freezing in your area, you may request a heat pack for $5. We do not monitor shipping conditions along your route, so please check your local weather before ordering. We cannot give refunds for frozen plants. 

    Unfortunately, we do not ship to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico.

    PLEASE NOTE: Plants listed as in spike or bloom are in spike or bloom at the time of listing, but due to their delicate nature we cannot guarantee that spikes and blooms will survive shipping. We have an excellent track record of shipping plants in spike, but carrier mishaps do occasionally happen.