The Calathea Zebrina, otherwise known as the zebra plant is characterized by its large leaves on long stalks. These leaves have stripes like a zebra. This plant originated in Brazil.
Calathea Zebrina Information
Botanical Name: Calathea Zebrina
Nicknames: Zebra plant
Origin: Brazil, Mexico
Size: The size of Calathea Zebrina can be up to 3 feet tall
Zebra Plant Care
Here are tips to taking care of your Aucuba Japonica Variegata.
The zebra plant prefers bright indirect light.
Watering the Zebra Plant
Allow the top few inches to dry between watering. Water soil evenly, but do not over water your plant. During the summer season, keep the soil moist, and water less frequently during winter.
Fertilizing the Zebra Plant
Fertilize every 2 weeks, April through October, but dilute the fertilizer to half strength.
Between 65°-75° F, keep away from cold drafts.
The zebra plant prefers high humidity, mist if necessary.
How to Propagate the Zebra Plant
One of the most common and effective ways to propagate the venus fly trap is by using plant division. Learn more about propagating with plant division HERE.
Potential Problems With The Calathea Zebrina
Leaves may drop, curl, and turn brown due to low humidity or a cool draft. The changes in the leaves may also be due to a lack of proper watering. A limp stem may be due to overwatering.
The venus fly trap is generally not considered poisonous. Read more about poison levels HERE.