Aphelandra squarrosa

Aphelandra squarrosa - 'Zebra Plant' (S)

$24.95

The Aphelandra squarrosa features both attractive foliage - dark green leaves with prominent white/cream veins in a striped pattern - as well as vibrant flowers, that make it a desirable does-it-all houseplant! It clearly gets the 'Zebra' name from it's dramatic leaves. In summer, Aphelandra squarrosa should develop yellow bracts, from which flowers emerge. The flowers themselves are very brief but the bracts will last for up to six weeks, providing a long-lasting brightly coloured focal point. This 'Zebra plant' belongs to the tropical plant family Acanthaceae and is native to Brazil, meaning it thrives in a well-light, humid environment. If you're looking for a vivid and unique houseplant, this could be the one for you.

CARE TIPS

Spots in your house where Aphelandra can see the sky but not get direct sunlight are best. Make sure to rotate every so often so all of the foliage gets even light and prevent it from getting "leggy". Watering amounts and frequency is dependent on the time of year and levels of humidity/air moisture in your home. Start by watering on the same day of the week every week. Check up on the soil on these days by inserting your finger into the soil about half an inch and feel the moisture level. If it still feels wet, try again in a couple of days. If the soil feels dry, you will need to water more than once a week. Aim to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Aphelandra will appreciate a warmer spot, especially once it starts to develop its bracts coming into summer.

growth CARE LEVEL
Medium
water WATER
Keep soil moist without overwatering.
sun LIGHT
Filtered Light, Indirect Light

size PLANT SIZE
60cm

pet PET FRIENDLY
YES
air AIR FILTER YES



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