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Zebra Plant

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Placement

Placement

The Zebra Plant will do well in a room that gets a medium amount of natural light. Bright, sunny, or overly warm windows should be avoided. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth.

Light Requirements

Light Requirements

The Zebra Plant needs bright, filtered light. Do not expose it to direct sunlight.

Watering Needs

Watering Needs

Water the plant when the soil is partially, but not completely, dry. When watering, remove the plant from its decorative planter and place a saucer or tray underneath the plant and fill it with fresh water. Water generously and evenly from above, then let the plant sit and soak up water from below. After an hour, tip out any excess water from the saucer, as well as from the plastic pot, and allow the water to drain freely from the soil before returning the plant to its decorative planter. Mist the leaves frequently, but be sure not to overwater the Zebra plant.

Temperature Preferences

Temperature Preferences

Does well at room temperature between 60°F - 77°F. Cold temperatures or rooms with strong vents or drafts should be avoided.

Humidity Tolerance

Humidity Tolerance

Prefers higher levels of humidity, around 75% or above.

Repotting Needs

Repotting Needs

The plant can live happily in the provided grow pot for up to a year. Check if the plant is ready to be repotted by touching the soil and seeing if it has become loose, or if the roots have filled the bottom of the pot. Repot every Spring, using a rich, organic, well-draining potting soil. When your plant is ready to be repotted, you can follow our simple how-to guide.

Unhealthy Plant Signs

Unhealthy Plant Signs

Drooping leaves are a sign of underwatering. However, drooping or falling leaves can also indicate too much water. Browning leaf tips may be a sign of too much sunlight.

Toxicity

Toxicity

This plant is pet-friendly.

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