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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lady Earth Star

I had recently reset this place, replanted the Golden Hahnii - a Sansevieria species commonly known as the mother in law tongue plant.
They are indeed hardy and handles well to neglect and abuse.
(not that I would recommend that you should abuse it)

My concern for this Golden Hahnii is that they can be succumb to snail attack - making literal holes on the leaves.
The other factor about this species is that it is unstable.
They tend to grow long and leggy and ending up spilling here and there with the rosette leaves, making it a bid more difficult to handle.
(So, its just not going to be that little nice crown of well arranged plant for you.)

And that's why I'm pushing it at the back of the pot
Making them a back-ground plant for my lovely Earthstar Bromeliads.

Earthstar Bromeliads are just practically a beauty.

They are so hardy - just like these Golden Hahnii.
The only wish I have is that they produce more pups as it would colour my garden with their fabulous colours.

These Earthstar (Cryptanthus bivittatus) is easy to care for.
They can handle good watering on them - just like any bromeliads would.

The only caution I would consider is to watch for the pups that forms at the top of the crown.
Sometimes they can be too big and suffocate the parent plant.
Removing them too soon can cause the pup to remain dwarf during its life span.

So - the ideal time to remove them is that they are slightly bigger and taller
(appearing to be leggy & shaky)
Yeah.. I know - this tip is not helping...(Ouch)

Don't put them too shady as they can suddenly die out of shock.
I had once my Black Velvet Begonia overgrown on top of them, overtime - the pink Earthstar had lost all its green and gave me a flashy florescent pink only to succumb to a slow death due to stress.

The non-stripped ones seemed to grow more robust,
fast and strong compared to their counterparts.
And they don't give that much of glow.
I'm guessing these brown greys are from a different sub-species.

Regardless their names and species identification.
(I don't think I can identify them - they are thousands of them)
These are something I would recommend gardeners to have for their perpetual colours that shine & glow in the garden.

If you have an Earth Star.
Share with me your experience.


  1. Your Earth Stars are beautiful and colorful. I don't think I have seen them here.

  2. They are magnificent looking plants. Your re-arrangement looks fantastic.

  3. Wonderful composition of plants. Beautiful colors and types of plants.
    Thank you very much for sharing.

  4. Just beautiful, James. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Hi James, as always, thanks for visiting my blog. I love the striped pink one. I haven't grown them though. I love how you have them arranged with the figurine in the middle. So pretty!

  6. I have striped pink and red ones similar to yours. I find that they do better in more light. Their colours intensify and they grow more vigorously.

  7. Thanks all for the lovely compliments.
    Appreciate it very much.


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