Botanical Name: Cryptanthus
Common Name: Earth Star
A member of the Bromeliad family and gets its name from the Greek word meaning “hidden flower” because of the shape of their foliage.
There are over 1200 different varieties and have a range of different colours including red, pink and silvery stripes.
Most grow closer to the ground and be as small as 3” in height, however, some can grow up to 3 feet.
Native to South America, specifically in Brazil’s rain forest floors.
You can find more detailed information on the bromeliads.info website