House Plant

Zebra Plant (aka Aphelandra)

  • Location:

    I am from the rainforests of Brazil
  • Looks:

    My leaves are striped like a zebra and my flowers are bright yellow and last forever as they are mostly coloured leaves
  • Height:

    I usually grow to between 30-60cm
  • Environment:

    I like my position to be well lit and without drafts. I also enjoy humidity so place me on a moist tray of pebbles to help me with this
  • Flowers:

    My true flowers appear amongst the yellow bracts (coloured leaves)
  • Grooming:

    If I'm too wet, too dry or in a draft my leaves might brown up, if this happens just remove any tatty bottom leaves
  • Life Span:

    I can last a few years with the right care although I'll need a rest every winter
  • Feeding:

    I prefer my soil to be moist at all times, but not waterlogged
  • Fact:

    My Latin name comes from apheles meaning simple and andros meaning male, as the anthers are single-celled
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