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Aphelandra Zebra in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aphelandra Squarrosa

 

Aphelandra Zebra

Aphelandra squarrosa is often grown as a specimen plant. It is a plant species in the family Acanthaceae, which is native to Atlantic Forest vegetation of Brazil. The waxy dark green leaves with white veins, looks almost artificial.

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plant Features
  • Aphelandra Zebra likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Aphelandra Zebra likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Aphelandra Zebra is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Aphelandra Zebra likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Aphelandra Zebra

Latin name

Aphelandra Squarrosa

type

Perennial

family

Acanthaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Aphelandra Zebra likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Aphelandra Zebra is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Aphelandra Zebra likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Aphelandra Zebra likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Aphelandra Zebra is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Aphelandra Squarrosa

Aphelandra squarrosa is often grown as a specimen plant. It is a plant species in the family Acanthaceae, which is native to Atlantic Forest vegetation of Brazil. The waxy dark green leaves with white veins, looks almost artificial.


Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

New plants are easily grown from four to six inch (10-15 cm) stem cuttings. Remove the bottom leaves and stick the stem cuttings directly into potting medium or into a glass of water until new roots form.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Because they are tropical, zebra plants prefer warm climates and will do well in average household temperatures around 70°F. (20°C) and around 60°F. (15°C) at night if they are kept out of drafts. They do need high humidity and setting their pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water or regular misting should be an integral part of how to care for a zebra plant. Use potting medium that drains well and keep it moist, not wet.

 
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