Aphelandra squarrosa <br> Zebra Plant
Aphelandra squarrosa <br> Zebra Plant
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Aphelandra squarrosa
Zebra Plant

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Aquatopia Conservatory
Regular price
$9.98
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Aphelandra squarrosa                     

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Common Names: Zebra Plant, Dania Plant, Saffron Spike

Family: Acanthaceae

Origin: East Brazil

Growth: Upwards

Light: Filtered, indirect

Foot Candles: 100 - 175

Water: Keep evenly moist

Humidity: 50% - 75%

Temperature: 18°C - 28°C

Soil: Well draining potting mix 

Container: Self-watering planter, living wall

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly, 10-15-10 in Fall   

Propagation: Seed or stem cutting

Interiorscape Use: Container filler, desktop, living wall, fall flower

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaves brown when over-watered, leaves droop and drop if under-watered, leaves crisp with too much light. Leaves die back if too cold. 

Comments: A plant that features beautiful foliage year round and surprises their owner with a bright yellow flower spike, usually in the Fall. A relatively easy to care for plant that prefers moist and humid conditions. A drip-line or plant-nanny system would benefit the growth of the Zebra plant.  

Toxicity: Safe.