- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Multi-Purpose Well-Drained Soil
- Mature Height 12 inches
- Pet Safe
The Zebra Plant is a leafy houseplant that is sure to turn heads. Officially known as Aphelandra squarrosa, this tropical plant hails from Brazil. Dark-green, spade-shaped foliage features contrasting creamy white midribs and veining for a stunning appearance. Zebra Plants have an upright growth habit and lend a lush, vibrant, and tropical feel. This houseplant requires consistent care and attention, and the work is worth it when you can admire the striking foliage.
Best Locations For Growing Zebra Plant
As a tropical houseplant, Zebra Plants appreciate increased humidity, similar to what they would experience in nature. Kitchens and bathrooms usually have high humidity, making them a good location. Avoid placing this beauty near heating or air conditioning vents, which can dry out the greenery. Use a humidifier or pebble tray to make any area agreeable to the Zebra Plant.
Zebra Plant Sunlight Requirements
Bright light is ideal for Zebra Plants, but make sure the light is indirect or filtered. Set the plant back from a south-facing window or hang sheer curtains to diffuse the sunlight.
Zebra Plant Care
The Zebra Plant is typically grown for its showy foliage, but this beauty also blooms. Yellow flowers may emerge in the late summer or early fall. It is not a frequent bloomer, but you can help it push out flowers by giving it plenty of light and possibly supplementing the sunlight with a grow light. Remove the flower stem after the blooms start to fade.
Watering Zebra Plant
Water is perhaps the most tricky part of caring for Zebra Plants. Too much or too little water is a problem for all plants, but Zebra Plants are particularly sensitive to inconsistent watering. Keep the soil consistently moist and water when the top inch of the soil is slightly damp but not wet. Water until liquid drains through the soil and pot. Some home gardeners find success by giving the plant small amounts of water more frequently instead of long drinks less often.
Feeding Zebra Plant
Zebra Plants respond well to fertilization, and feeding the plant increases the likelihood it will flower while supporting abundant foliage. Apply fertilizer every two weeks during the spring and early summer. Use balanced, water-soluble fertilizer to promote leaves and blooms.
Zebra Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 12 inches|
|Mature Spread: 6-8 inches|
|Flower Color(s): Yellow|
|Flower Shade/Description: Yellow|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Emerald Green|
|Temperature: 60° - 70°F (16° - 21°C)|
|Common Name: Zebra Plant|
|Other Name(s): Zebra Plant|
|Scientific Name: Aphelandra squarrosa|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.