Cryptanthus ‘Heyens’

Cryptanthus ‘Heyens’


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Cryptanthus ‘Heyens’


Scientific name / local name  :   Cryptanthus

Origin :   Hybrid, but original species from South America

Flower colour :   White

Soil :   fertile

sun/shade : full sun, to semi shade 

watering :  keep it moist

Hardiness/ temp. ( C)  : 10C   

Height :   50cm


Overall information : I am VERY proud to present this new hybrid to you. I discovered this new hybrid and I am much honored that the international Bromeliad society named it after me.

Plants are right now in tissue culture but we do have a VERY limited supply of plant.


Cryptanthus ‘Heyens’

Unknown origin. Suspect may be a sport of Cryptanthus arelii or a sport of a sport of this species: Cryptanthus ‘It’.

Discovered by: Peter Heyens


Number of leaves: 10+/-; Leaf type: Triangular; Leaf serration: Dense; Leaf undulation: Wavy; Radial symmetry: Oval; Cross section:  Flat/Curving up with center ridge; (Diameter) Medium 8-12in./20-30cm;  Growth habit: Single-Flat; Multiples: Mounding; Offset reproduction: Basal, between the leaves; Blooming conformation: Flattens; Distinguishing characteristics: The dark maroon and dark green leaves have a 2-4 mm bright rosy pink border. Some leaves have a parallel narrow pink stripe just inside of the margination. The upper surface of the leaves are devoid of scurf and have a sheen. This plant has many of the characteristics of Cryptanthus arelii and the sport of arelii: Cryptanthus ’It’. Two pots with two plants in each were discovered by Peter Heyens at a Thai market. No others have surfaced since in the Bangkok area. Description by Larry Giroux. Photography by Peter Heyens.



One package contains 1 healthy growing plant . We carefully remove the soil and wrap the roots in humid sterile coconut peat. Then we gently pack the rootball in a plastic bag . After that, we wrap the plant in newspaper and then in a strong cardboard box with Thai registered airmail. EMS is also possible but prices are on request.


In many cases we can provice different size and species. Please email us for more info.


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Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg

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