- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 28-36 Inches
- Pet Safe
For stunning foliage, look no further than the Zebrina Calathea or Zebra Plant as it is commonly known. Botanically named Goeppertia zebrina, this Zebrina Calathea displays striking light and dark green foliage in a zebra-like pattern. Bringing an exotic feel to wherever it is grown, this calathea will add interest to any room or office space.
Best Locations For Growing Zebrina Calathea
Classified as non-toxic, Zebrina Calathea is suitable for growing in any room as long as its growing requirements are met. However, with its spectacular and intriguing foliage, you’ll want to place it somewhere it can be appreciated.
Zebrina Calathea Sunlight Requirements
As with most calatheas, Zebrina Calathea grows best when placed in bright, indirect light. Diffused light is ideal, just avoid strong direct light, which can bleach the plant’s beautiful markings.
Zebrina Calathea Care
In order to thrive, this Zebrina Calathea likes to be kept warm and humid. A temperature of 65-75°F is ideal; just don’t place it near any cold drafts, which will cause it to struggle. Preferring high humidity levels, this plant will benefit from being misted often and grown on a layer of wet gravel or pebbles. Dry or dead leaves may occur over time and can be removed by cutting the stem at the base of the plant with clean and sharp snips or scissors.
Watering Zebrina Calathea
Zebrina Calathea prefers to be grown in well-drained soil that is kept consistently moist. It is sensitive to being overwatered and hates to be left sitting in waterlogged soil. Depending on the conditions, a weekly watering will usually suffice during the growing season. In winter its growth slows and watering should be reduced.
Feeding Zebrina Calathea
To help keep its foliage looking healthy, a liquid houseplant fertilizer can be applied every 4-6 weeks from spring until fall.
Zebrina Calathea Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Medium|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 28-36 inches|
|Mature Spread: 12-24 inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple, White|
|Flower Shade/Description: Purple or White|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Stripey Green|
|Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)|
|Common Name: Zebrina Calathea|
|Other Name(s): Zebra Plant, Prayer Plant.|
|Scientific Name: Goeppertia zebrina|
|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.
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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 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
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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.