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Zebra Plant

Aphelandra spp.

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Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

5m

Min

Flowering

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Zebra Plant Overview

Aphelandra is a genus containing less than 200 evergreen shrubs and perennials with attractive, often white veined, foliage and showy flowers. They make popular houseplants for their flowers and glossy patterned foliage and many have been called Zebra Plants by collectors. Be careful though as the common name Zebra Plant is shared with other, unrelated species and may lead to confusion! Flowers are produced in dense spikes and are surrounded by brightly coloured modified leaves, called bracts. These tropical plants are native to the Americas in tropical climates and can grow up to 2m high.

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How to propagate Zebra Plant

Cuttings

Propagate by seed or tip cuttings from young stems in spring.

Seed

Special features of Zebra Plant

Attractive leaves

Attractive foliage plant, dark green leaves, sometimes with prominent white venation.

Attractive flowers

Attractive blooms.

Indoor plant

May be grown indoors with bright, indirect light.

Other uses of Zebra Plant

Grown for their showy flowers and foliage, often as indoor plants in temperate zones.