Tropical Zebra Plant

Zebra plant


Also Known As Aphelandra

The Zebra Plant, learn all about them and how to grow them in your homes and gardens.


They are also known as Aphelandra an exotic house plant that originates form the tropical rainforest also see house plants pictures of these plants and understand how it got its name.


This peculiar yet beautiful tropical rainforest plants gets its name because it simulates the stripes compared to the Zebra animal, with its green leaves with its white stripes with bright yellow exotic looking flower.


This stunning plant originates from tropical areas ranging from the rainforest in the mountains of Mexico and Brazil Rainforest.


It has become quite the exotic common house plants that are actually a rainforest plant that over many of years has learned to adapt to becoming a houseplant.


As most rainforest plants under the canopy of its large trees over shadowing them these plants although tropical are known as low light house plants that are beautiful to look at and add an exotic look to your home decor.

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Caring for your Zebra, plants of the rainforest

Most rainforest plants need the same kind of care, in order to keep them alive and flourishing just remind yourself of how the different layers of the rainforest work and how most of them are in moist conditions and they rarely get direct sunlight.....

Soil
If you could get rainforest soil that naturally would be best so instead you should use a organic or nutrient rich soil. You need a well drained soil. Mixing the soil with small broken bark and moss mixed into the soil works.

Watering
Keep the soil moist, but don’t over water or allow the soil to be flooded. Allow it to dry out a tropical plants flowers and decorbit before watering aging.

Fertilizer
Its good to use a time released fertilizer which is my favorite to use. Once every 3 months is more than enough. Zebra plants are really the best house plants and easy to care for and will last for many years and longer.

Lighting
Treat this plant as if it’s living in the rainforest. It should never be put into direct sunlight but likes bright light.










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