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Zebra Plants

Aphelandra squarrosa

The white veined leaves of Zebra Plants look great when planted in dark pots. Great little desk plant because it thrives in low light.

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Zebra Plants are noted for their attractive foliage and spikes of yellow-bracted flowers. Zebra plant is in reference to its ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves with distinctive zebra-like white veins.


Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 12 Inches
Mature Width: 6-8 Inches
Light: Bright indirect light
Soil Condition: Cactus potting mix that drains well
Water Requirements: Likes to dry out a little bit
Growzone: 9-11 Zebra Plants Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Zebra Plants

Before you buy a Zebra Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I water Zebra Plants?

How do I water Zebra Plants?

Zebra Plants should be watered relatively infrequently, as the plants like to dry out some between watering. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs to be watered is by the weight of the container. If the container is very heavy and the foliage is upright, chances are good the plant doesn't need water, whereas a light container and limp foliage means the plant needs some water. Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. Soaking the dry soil in a small dish or saucer can be a useful way to solve this problem. It is important not to water the foliage of these plants, or to over-water them as this will lead to leaf damage or plant death. If you're unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water.

What is the best light conditions for Zebra Plants?

What is the best light conditions for Zebra Plants?

Zebra Plants do well in just about any light condition. Zebra Plants often have the best color in medium or indirect light indoors. Zebra Plants does excellent in offices, living rooms, and even kitchens and bathrooms due to their ability to thrive in low light.

How do I fertilize Zebra Plants?

How do I fertilize Zebra Plants?

Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help Zebra Plants with the transition to a new environment.

What is the best soil for Zebra Plants?

What is the best soil for Zebra Plants?

The best soil for Zebra Plants is a well balanced mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. Typically, any reputable potting mix will work well and includes those ingredients. Adding a granular, slow release fertilizer while planting is a good way to help the plant thrive in the transplanting transition.


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