Zebra - Stripes Forever
- Botanical Name: Aphelandra Squarrosa
- Origins: Brazil
- Light: High Light
- Watering: Daily
- Growth Speed: Slow
- Grower: Expert
- Style: Table Top
- Home Decor: Eclectic
- Variety Code: 326
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Product Description - Stripes ForeverZebra plant gets its name from white stripes on its leaves. The highly decorative foliage has large, oblong, glossy, dark green leaves with pointed tips and prominent white veins. Its showy terminal spike has medium yellow flowers arising from golden-yellow bracts.
Plant CareZebra plant is a very demanding plant to care for. It requires high humidity, which can be achieved indoors by setting it on a tray with pebbles and water. Don't let the water soak up into the pot. It needs bright to medium light, but no direct sunlight. Forcing Zebra Plant into bloom requires a well lit area. Water when the soil surface has just begun to dry; however, less water is needed after flowering and in winter. Aphelandra drops leaves if it is over- or under-watered. Aphelandra is cold sensitive and tends to drop leaves if the temperature stays below 60 degrees. Ideal growing temperatures are between 65 and 70 degrees. Zebra Plant has a winter rest period. Fertilize when the plant is growing its flower buds and cut the plant back after flowering.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 15:57 |
posted by Juanita
I also have the zebra stripes forever plant and wonder if you can cut it back since it is so tall & spindly. Is it possible to make it bushier. My plant has never bloomed.
Monday, 22 April 2013 00:45 |
posted by Rebecca
How tall is the Zepra suppose to get? I have two of them and love them. They are from Florida and bought them to Wisconsin. They have never bloomed but doing great. Just wondering how tall they will get. Thanks!
Saturday, 20 April 2013 21:24 |
posted by Renee
Saturday 20th 2013 posted by Renee I was at LOWES And spotted that plant my eyes would not Leave it I Was so beautiful I had to take it Home:) I was so happy Man I was so amazed how big the Yellow Flower was. Its Two in a half years old. Now I am Still Waited For Big Yellow Flower I probably need Stakes to Tie Up No Want to know when Big Yellow will come back. THANK YOU Munch
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 04:49 |
posted by kia hall
I have a zebra plant & its getting tall but the leaves has wholes in them and falling off what can I do to make it more healthier
Monday, 18 February 2013 11:51 |
posted by Wendy
I bought a beautiful Zebra plant 3 wks ago, that LOVES the light above our kitchen table, where it sits! It's a ceiling fan with 5 60watt bulbs. It is ready to bloom too!Awesome plant & I bought a Hoya Rubra that's happy here too!
Sunday, 03 February 2013 21:40 |
posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
I have the striped plant and what do I do to keep it from being so spindly and maybe get bushier?
Sunday, 30 December 2012 20:07 |
posted by jane
I have the same question as Phyllis Pitman... my Zebra plant just grows taller and is very spindley. What can I do? Thanks
Sunday, 05 August 2012 15:51 |
posted by bankero
I live in New Orleans, and here is perfect for the Zebra. I just left it outside, not knowing that that is wrong, but with 90% constant humidity in New Orleans it is blooming and growing higher and higher daily :)! I has beautiful yellow flower on the top, and i water it heavy every day.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 23:54 |
posted by CrimsonCountess
Pretty on this website but my plant is not thriving. Grows some but always drops leaves. I try to keep it watered but not too wet. I am probably gonna toss it. I think the humidity is just too low here in Denver (in my house) for this plant to survive.
Monday, 25 June 2012 15:43 |
posted by Phyllis Pitman
When I bought this Zebra-Stripes Forever,
plant it was bushy and had a yellow flower. Now after three months, it has become very tall and spindley. My question is: Can I prune it to make it bushey, or will I kill it???
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