How to grow Sanchezia speciosa

Sanchezia speciosa growing shrub‎ of the genus Sanchezia also known as Zebra Plant, Sanchezia speciosa perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant for flowers and the colored leaves, can grow in tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+.

Leaves color green with white or yellow in elliptic shape.

Sanchezia speciosa flower

Flower color yellow or orange in tubular shape the flowers grow on bracts in color: red, orange, yellow.

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How to grow Sanchezia speciosa growing and care:

Moist soil, acidic soil, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes in order to get specific colors

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive in tropics

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant:
1-2m, 3-6 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Tubular flowers in yellow or orange color, the flowers grow on bracts in color: red, orange, yellow

Scientific name:

Sanchezia speciosa

How to grow Sanchezia speciosa

Growing Sanchezia speciosa

Sanchezia speciosa


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13