The genus name is derived from the Greek "crypto" (hidden) and "anthos" (flower). Evergreen, perennial, herbaceous epiphytes.
Latin name: Cryptanthus "Pink Starlight"
They grow in partial shade, in humus-rich, moist soils, in sites with high air humidity.
Plant in flowerpots.
Propagated by offshoots.
Star-shaped herbaceous perennial with wavy-edged, leathery, green leaves with cream-coloured or pink margins.