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.
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
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.
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