Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa)

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Ordering: Plants availabe for in-store pickup usually within three hours or local Portland, OR shipping which can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday.

Common Name(s): 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.

Other 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.


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