How to grow Zebra plant

Zebra plant growing shrub‎ of the genus Aphelandra also known as Aphelandra squarrosa, Zebra plant perennial evergreen used as ornamental indoor plant, can grow in tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 13+.

Leaves color green and white, leaves glossy green with white stripes, the leaf can be 20-50 cm.

Zebra plant flower

Bracts leaves that look like the flowers in yellow color and grow as the base of the flowers, flower color yellow grow bracts

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How to grow Zebra plant growing and care:

More than 15C

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Mites, Aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and old leaves

Size of the plant?
0.4-1 m, 16-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average 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:
Spring / Autumn

General information about the flower
Yellow bracts grow as the base of the flowers, flower color yellow grow bracts

Scientific name:

Aphelandra squarrosa

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone