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Zebra Plant

Aphelandra spp.

AphelandraSquarrosa by Fanghong (CC BY 2.5)

Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

5m

Min

Flowering

More images of Zebra Plant

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Aphelandra pulcherrima BotGardBln07122011A
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Aphelandra aurantiaca (14104589143)

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.

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.