Aphelandra squarrosa - Zebra Plant
Zebra Plant's large, pointed leaves are a deep, glossy green with bright silvery veins that create a striped appearance. When the plant flowers, usually in the late summer or autumn, it bears a tall golden flower bract. The flowers that emerge from the bract last only a few days but the golden bracts last for 4 to 8 weeks. It is light intensity, not day length, that triggers the flowering process.
- Light: Indirect Sunlight – This plant needs at least some natural light so place it somewhere with windows nearby.
- Water: Very Thirsty - This plant is very thirsty and needs to be checked on 2-3 times per week and watered when the top of the soil feels dry to the touch.
- Tips: This plant likes high humidity and hates drafts so keep them away from vent and drafty doors and windows.