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Zebra Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Goeppertia zebrina syn. Calathea zebrina

 

Zebra Plant

The zebra plant is an evergreen tropical plant from Brazil. No direct sunlight for Calathea's as you lose the markings for which this plant is most desirable. Very dark, shady positions must also be avoided. Place close to a window, North facing is ideal, where the plant can receive lots of indirect sunlight. Needs a minimum temp of 15 degrees centigrade. Can grow to 1 metre tall.

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plant Features
  • Zebra Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Zebra Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Zebra Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Zebra Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Zebra Plant

Latin name

Goeppertia zebrina syn. Calathea zebrina

type

Evergreen Plant

family

Marantaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Zebra Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Zebra Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Zebra Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Zebra Plant 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 Zebra Plant is 0.50meters x 1.00meters 0.50 M 1.00 M

Goeppertia zebrina syn. Calathea zebrina

The zebra plant is an evergreen tropical plant from Brazil. No direct sunlight for Calathea's as you lose the markings for which this plant is most desirable. Very dark, shady positions must also be avoided. Place close to a window, North facing is ideal, where the plant can receive lots of indirect sunlight. Needs a minimum temp of 15 degrees centigrade. Can grow to 1 metre tall.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

To plant as a houseplant, use a good light porous indoor potting soil that retains water but still drains quickly. African Violet soil works well for Calatheas. Once planted, site in a situation that offers bright, indirect sunlight. In front of an east, west, or north facing window is ideal. Too much direct sun burns the leaves of a Calathea Plant and causes the beautiful leaf colours to fade.

 

Propagation by division.

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Take divisions from mature plants at re-potting time and plant in a rich compost. Cover pots with polythene and keep warm until new plants are established.

 
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