Zebra Plant, Aphelandra squarrosa
PLANT CARE GUIDE
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.
The Zebra Plant needs bright, filtered light. Do not expose it to direct sunlight.
Water the plant when the soil is partially, but not completely, dry. When watering, water the plant generously and evenly from above, allowing water to soak through to the roots, then tip out any excess water. Be careful not to overwater the Zebra plant. Mist the leaves occasionally.
Does well at room temperature between 60°F - 77°F. Cold temperatures or rooms with strong vents or drafts should be avoided.
Prefers higher levels of humidity, around 75% or above.
The plant can live happily in the provided 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 become overgrown. 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
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.
This plant is pet-friendly.