Scientific name: Aphelandra squarrosa
Common name: Zebra Plant
Aphelandra squarrosa is commonly known as Zebra plant. This plant displays lovely dark glossy green leaves with prominent whitish coloured veins. The flowers look similar to other bract type of grow cone shaped at the tips of a stem with small flowers that grow out of the bract. The bract is the real attraction rather than the small flowers. This plant likes lots of light, but not direct. It does not bloom often, but it can be encouraged to bloom by prolonged daily exposure to light. It is also very sensitive to moisture content; too much or too little water will cause the lower leaves to brown and fall off. It likes to be kept moist but not wet. Zebra plant is a fairly popular plant which is grown for its flower bracts and dark green leaves with prominent white coloured veins. So if you are looking for a flowering or a foliage plant as a houseplant, then this is a plant for either or both.
Light: Shady bright to partial sunlight.
Water: Water when the soil feels dry to the touch.
Fertiliser: Feed with slow release pellets or liquid fertiliser once a month.
Pot model: TC Conical Pot
Pot colour: Terracotta
Pot type: Clay pot with drainage hole
Pot size: Ø25cm x H22cm
Plant size: Vary in sizes