A tropical brazilian plant, with striking leaf patterns give the Zebra Plant it’s name. With a deep powerful, purple colour on the underside of its leaves Calathea Zebrina makes a beautiful addition to any home.
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About Zebra Plant
A tropical brazilian plant, with striking leaf patterns give the Zebra Plant it’s name. With a deep powerful, purple colour on the underside of its leaves Calathea Zebrina makes a beautiful addition to any home. It is tender, with a minimum temperature of 16 °C (61 °F) required, and in temperate areas is cultivated indoors as a houseplant. Normal room temperature, that is around 20°C, is a suitable temperature for this plant all year round. It prefers a brightly-lit spot, but does not tolerate direct sun. The soil should be kept moist throughout the summer, when it cannot tolerate drought. Nutrition can be given every other week during the growing season from spring to fall, but no supplement during the winter. Replanting takes place when needed during the spring.
Not considered to be poisonous by consumption of pets and humans; if high quantities are eaten, it may result in vomiting, nausea and a loss of appetite.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.
How To Care For Zebra Plant
Allow the soil to dry out between watering, but keep an eye on it to make sure it isn’t ‘bone-dry’. As with most plants if your Calathea is kept in a shadier spot, it will need watering less and in a brighter spot, it will want to be watered more. Just make sure you don’t overwater your plant which can cause root rot. Under-watering symptoms include stunted growth, yellowing leaves, a lack of flowers or sudden flower loss. Over-watering symptoms include the yellowing or loss of leaves and flowers, stunted growth or a rotten base.
Calathea love to sit in a brightly lit spot during the spring and summer months, but make sure they’re kept away from any direct sunlight. Too much sun can end up with sun scorch and dehydration for your little plant. Once Autumn kick in, make sure your Calathea gets a couple hours of sunlight per day until spring comes back around
As Calathea comes from the depths of the jungle it likes a warm, humid environment. If you have it placed near a radiator, be sure to place a pebble tray beside it to create a more humid and balanced environment for it. To give the blades a pleasant humidity, it can be showered with lukewarm water as often as possible.
Feed every other week during spring and summer and monthly during the colder months with a nitrogen based plant food.
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