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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'.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Cryptbergia 'Red Burst'.
 
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