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Products > Cryptbergia 'Red Burst'
 
Cryptbergia 'Red Burst'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads)
Origin: South America
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Synonyms: [x Cryptbergia rubra]
Parentage: (Billbergia nutans x Cryptanthus bahianus)
Height: 1 foot
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Cryptbergia 'Red Burst' - An intergeneric bromeliad hybrid that is a cross between Billbergia nutans x Cryptanthus bahianus. It forms rosettes of flattened 8-12" long pointed green/bronzy-red leaves - color intensifies in bright light. Small white flowers emerge occasionally from the center cup. This plant spreads freely to form dense large clumps. Plant in bright shade, part sun and coastal full sun (best in light shade) and water regularly. Hardy to 26 F. This plant was received as x Cryptbergia rubra but this apparently is a synonym for Cryptbergia 'Red Burst'.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing x Cryptbergia 'Red Burst'.
 
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