This Brazilian plant will be your new tropical favourite!
The Zebra plant is native to the south of Brazil and they are the best when it comes to humidifying the atmosphere and filtering toxins in the air.
The Zebra plant received this name because of its unique dark green leaves with white stripy veins.
During the growing season, it blossoms beautiful yellow spikes from its golden bract that can reach 4 inches in length
Key Benefits — Purifying and Humidifying
Plants are known for improving air quality. They absorb impurities and carbon dioxide from the air and create the oxygen that we breathe.
Indoor plants also accelerate the transpiration process cleaning the air. NASA studies revealed that indoor plants reduce impurities and bacteria by 50 to 60% with tropical plants being some of the most effective.
Plant Care Tips: Zebra Plant
- The Zebra plant is not difficult to care for, but for more inexperienced gardeners, it can be a challenging - but valuable - project.
- These Aphealandras are originally from Brazil and are used to warmer climates. The ideal temperature is between 15 ºC and 23 ºC, in the colder months, it’s a good idea to keep them indoors.
- Being from tropical areas, it does enjoy humidity. If you don’t have a home humidifier, place it with other green friends to increase moisture.
- The Aphelandra s prefers bright light but, avoid direct sunlight in the summer.
- Keep the soil moist and don’t let it dry in between watering but make sure it is not wet.
- It will survive well in most multi-purpose peat-based soil.
- If you notice that the flowers have begun to die, remove them. After blooming, cut back your plant to allow new growth to come through!
- During the growth season, feed it twice a month with a fertiliser that is suitable for foliage and flowers.
The Zebra Plant Story
Where is it from?
The Zebra Plant is Native to southern Brazil.
Who is the Zebra Plant?
- They are perennial plants and can live long lives if looked after correctly.
- It climatises well in the UK’s lower temperatures. Its growth slows down in the winter and it will require less attention while it ‘hibernates’ in preparation for the summer.
Good For You!
Restore: Leaves with patterns help improve our cognitive behaviours and keep us focused.
Vitality: Vibrant green plants bring feelings of health and vitality.
Is The Zebra Plant The Right Plant For Me?
Zebra plants are particular about their environment, so they will require re-creation of their natural tropical surroundings.
If not treated correctly, they will drop their leaves.
We recommend extra attention in the first weeks and a quick response to any signs of stress. This will help you get used to how the plant behaves and how to best look after it.
Pets: They are not toxic to humans or pets but their sap can be irritating for those with sensitive skin. Use gloves when touching it.
How tall does it grow? In its natural habitat, it can grow up to 7 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide. As an indoor plant, with the correct care, it’s unlikely to grow as big.
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