Family: Acanthaceae

Scientific Name: Aphelandra squarrosa

Common Name: Zebra Plant

DescriptionThe common names comes from the white venation.
Plant TypeIndoor Foliage
Hardiness Zone10-11
Sunlightbright indirect, easily burns in direct light
Moistureevenly moist, never dry, likes higher humidity
Growing Mediaaverage house, loose peaty
Temperaturewarm, 65-70 degrees F
Flowerslong lasting spikes of yellow-bracts flowers, lower bracts can become edged with red
Leavesglossy dark green leaves, zebra-like white veins
Dimensionsaround 12 inches as a house plant, in the tropics over 5 feet
Maintenanceif it doesn't like the growing area it will drop the lower leaves, cut back to rejuvenate
Native SiteNative to the Atlantic Forest vegetation of Brazil.
Author's NotesThis is a plant not for the beginner. Warm, high humidity, correct light, correct water is all that is needed to get this plant to grow and flower!!!
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