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Aphelandra squarrosa

Zebra Plant, Saffron Spike

Care instructions

Put in a little and get back a lot!

Care Info

Watering:
Keep the soil moist but not water logged.     
Light:
High light: It will appreciate a light place in the room, but no direct sunlight.
Ideal Indoor Temp:
18 ºC - 23 ºC are ideal and not lower than 13 ºC  

Usage

Flowering Period:
The flower bract will last for up to about 6 weeks and the small yellow flowers that grow from the bract last for about a week. The bract is the real attraction rather than the small flowers. A grower can expect flowers after summer.
Availability:
Seasonal
Origin:
Brazil
Special Points:
The Zebra plant is a fairly popular plant which is grown for its flower bracts and dark green leaves with prominent white coloured veins. So if you are looking for a flowering or a foliage plant then this is a plant for either or both.
 

Light:
High light, but no direct sunlight
Temperature:
Warm, 18-23 °C
Water:
High, 1/2 cup twice a week, keep soil constantly moist