Aphelandra or “Zebra Plants” have a striking leaf pattern of dark green and varying stripes of white which are accented from time to time with a vibrant flower.
Light: Provide plentiful bright light, the brighter the better. Some filtered sunlight will be fine as long as it is low intensity.
Water: Keep the soil evenly watered but never overly saturated.
Environment: Avoid cool spaces or drafts as this plant prefers warm/comfortable temperatures and stable humidity.
Toxicity: Listed as non-toxic on the ASPCA website.
- Stems will wilt slightly when the plants are thirsty but respond quickly to a drink of water.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.