Aphelandra squarrosa 'Zebra Plant'
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Common Names: Zebra Plant, Saffron Spike.
Description: Shiny dark green leaves with contrasting bright white veins. Rarely blooms as a houseplant, but when it does it has attractive yellow flower bracts.
Light: Bright, indirect light. Can lose leaves with too little light.
Water: Keep moist, but not wet or oversaturated.
Other Care: This plant flourishes in high humidity.
Origins: Native to Brazil.
Interesting Facts: The spike has overlapping bracts and protruding yellow flowers. These flowers have a short lifespan, but the bract survives for a long time -- almost six to eight months. Part of the Acanthus (Acanthaceae) family.