It is a specific cultivar of Cryptanthus, a genus of tropical plants commonly known as Earth Stars. This cultivar is known for its distinctive appearance, featuring compact rosettes of stiff, arching leaves with intricate and colorful patterns. 'Elaine' often exhibits hues of pink, red, and green, making it a visually appealing addition to indoor plant collections. Cryptanthus are typically grown as decorative houseplants and require bright, indirect light and well-draining soil to thrive. 'Elaine' adds a touch of tropical elegance to interior spaces with its unique form and vibrant colors.