Calathea Zebrina | Zebra Plant

Calathea Zebrina | Zebra Plant

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.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Calathea Zebrina

Nicknames: Zebra plant, prayer plant

Origin: Brazil, Mexico

Size: The size of Calathea Zebrina can be up to 3 feet tall iwth leaves as big as 15 inches.

Plant Care

Lighting: The zebra plant prefers bright indirect light.

Watering: Allow the top few inches to dry between watering. Water soil evenly, but do not over water your plant. During summer season, keep soil moist, water less during winter.

Fertilizing: Fertilize every 2 weeks, April through October, but dilute fertilizer to half strength

Temperature: Between  65°-75° F, keep away from cold drafts.

Humidity: The zebra plant prefers high humidity, mist if necessary.

Soil: Calathea Zebrina does best in 2 parts peat moss and 1 part perlite.

Propagation: Use plant division.

Potential Problems: Leaves may drop, curl, and turn brown due to low humidity or a cool draft. This may also be due to a lack of proper watering. A limp stem may be due to overwatering.

Poison Information: Non-toxic

Calathea Zebrina | Zebra Plant