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  • 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
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 12 inches
Mature Spread: 6-8 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Yellow
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
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

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

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