Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa ) Ship in 6" Pot
Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa )
Live Plant With Good Root - Ship in 6" Pot
The Zebra plant is a fairly popular plant which is grown for its flower bracts and dark green leaves with prominent white colored veins. So if your looking for a flowering or a foliage plant then this is a plant for either or both.Flowers: The flowers look similar to other bract type flower heads and grow cone shaped at the tips of a stem with small flowers that grow out of the bract. The amount of flower heads produced depends on the amount of stems, which is more often than not, two - four. The flower bract will last for up to about 6 weeks and the small yellow flowers that grow from the bract last for about a week. The bract is the real attraction rather than the small flowers. A grower can expect flowers after summer.Foliage: As mentioned above the aphelandra squarrosa displays lovely dark glossy green leaves with prominent whitish colored veins. These leaves grow to about 9 inches long and a few inches wide within the center of the leaf, and they have pointed tips.
FactsOrigin:Brazil.Names:Zebra plant (common). Aphelandra squarrosa (botanical/scientific).Max Growth (approx):Height 2ft.Poisonous for pets:Non-toxic to cats and dogs.Zebra Plant CareTemperature:Temperatures from 60-75 ºF (15-23 ºC) are ideal and no lower than 55 ºF (13 ºC).Light:Bright light without direct sunlight during summer time is preferred.Watering:It's important to keep the soil moist to the touch, and not water logged or too dry. It's advisable to use luke warm soft water (not hard water).Soil:Most multi-purpose or peat based potting soil mixes are fine to use.Re-Potting:Re-pot in spring each year. Only use a pot one size bigger if the plant has become pot bound (too much).Fertilizer:Feed with a balanced fertilizer once every two weeks during spring and summer.Humidity:Zebra plants like slightly higher humidity than many other plants of 60% - 70%. You may need to raise the humidity levels in a room artificially by placing the plant in a humidity tray with pebbles or use a humidifier appliance. Low humidity levels within an artificially heated room during winter is not going make a Zebra plant very happy.