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The zebra plant (scientific name - calathea zebrina) is a perennial foliage plant which displays fairly large ovate leaves at the tips of it's long stalks. These plants are used mainly for their vibrant colorful leaves. Colors include yellow, rose, white, and even olive. It is characteristic for having zebra-like patterns on its elliptic leaves. Plants reach 3 feet in containers. Leaves emerge from basal rosettes and may reach 2 feet long by 1 foot wide.
Potting Soil Mix
Every 17-18 Month
1. If you are growing your zebra plant indoors, be sure to place it in a warm spot.
2. Well drained and humus rich soils e.g. plenty of peat moss to ensure some moisture retention.
3. During the growing season water the plant thoroughly and keep the soil moist. When it's winter growing, reduce watering.
4. During growing season, apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks or so.
5. Propagation is done by dividing the main plant when re-potting is carried out.
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1. Use half strength fertilizer will prevent your plant from growing too leggy.
2. Calathea zebrina slows its growth cycle in the winter and thus requires less water, so you should cut back on your irrigation routine starting around November.
3.Underwatering can lead to curling leaves and the development of unsightly brown spots, overwatering can lead to drooping and stem rot.
1. When watering your plant, you should avoid hard water or water that’s too cold.
2. No direct sunlight needed filtered light is best.