Aphelandra squarrosa Zebra Plant in Nursery Grow Pot
Aphelandra squarrosa Zebra Plant in Plastic Pot
How to Grow and Care
Zebra plants thrive in indirect light or partial shade, as they're used to growing under a canopy of trees in the tropical jungles. Direct sunlight can cause the leaves to scorch and should be avoided, but complete shade can mean that your plant won't bloom.
A Zebra plant will grow best in soil that is neutral to acidic. A multi-purpose potting blend is adequate for a Zebra plant—you can also incorporate sand into the mixture to ensure that it drains well. If a flowering plant is your goal, feed using fertilizer every one to two weeks during its growing season.
As mentioned, Zebra plants prefer a consistently moist soil, which may take a bit of finesse, as over-watering can cause the leaves to wilt. Its recommended that you water your Zebra plant to saturation every few weeks (or as you observe the soil drying out), allowing the water to completely penetrate the soil until it runs out of your container's drainage holes. Your water temperature should be slightly lukewarm so it mimics the variables of a tropical rainstorm.
Zebra plant is considered non-toxic, however, it can irritate skin. When pruning, it's best to wear gloves to avoid coming in contact with the plant's sap.
Suitable for Indoors.
Size of Plant: Height 8cm x Diameter 12cm
Height of Plant and Planter: 40cm approximately