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Then join the Cryptanthus Society, and have fun growing and showing these wonderful plants. Print and complete our Membership Application (in PDF format). Send it in today and start receiving the color Cryptanthus Society Journal. You’ll be glad you joined; folks all over the world share their growing experiences. You too, can grow incredible blue-ribbon plants. And your achievements will help and encourage other Cryptanthus growers.


Individual, USA . . . $20.00 US Individual, International . . . $25.00 US
Dual, USA . . . $25.00 US Dual, International . . . $30.00 US
Life Membership . . . $300.00 US

Membership Application (in PDF format)

For more membership information,
please contact
Carole Richtmyer
18814 Cypress Mountain Drive
Spring, TX 77388

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  • We are a nonprofit, horticultural organization striving to promote and maintain public and scientific interest in research, preservation, development and distribution of Cryptanthus throughout the world. Members find new friends in Australia, North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Plant lovers like you are growing in windows, in greenhouses, in indoor light gardens and outside in temperate regions. We’re working to make everyone aware of how much fun and how easy it is to grow Cryptanthus. You can help.

  • We publish a color Quarterly Journal (The Cryptanthus Society Journal) ...for both the amateur and the professional; the explorer, the scientist, the hybridizer, the grower and the blue-ribbon winner. As a member you’ll be among the first to find out about recently discovered species, the latest hybrid, the newest growing “secrets’: Discover new friends who share your amazement, excitement and delight growing these wonderful plants. We look forward to you sharing your experiences.

  • We are active in research provide support for the identification of new species; to promote registration of worthy hybrids and to assist in the education of judges to accurate judging standards thorough clear documentation.

  • We promote growing and showing ...with affiliate societies throughout the country who encourage their members to show and promote Cryptanthus locally. The Cryptanthus Society provides cultural sheets and two awards annually for best species and hybrid exhibit in each affiliate society’s show.

  • In conjunction with an affiliate society, an International Cryptanthus Show is hosted during the year between the BSI World Bromeliad Conferences. A separate Cryptanthus Auction is held annually at WBC and ICS events. Please join and support the Cryptanthus Society today.
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