Calathea Zebrina - Plant
Description for Calathea Zebrina
Calathea zebra plants are natives of Brazil and their bright green leaves can be boldly striped in white, yellow or pink in a striking feather-like pattern that is sure to catch the eye.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Zebra plant.||-||-||3-6 feet.||Moderately easy,|
Planting and care
|Diffused light.||Holds moisture but is also well draining. A good potting mix consists of one part soil, two parts peat moss and two parts perlite.||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season||Temperatures above 55 F. (13 C.) to survive and temperatures around 70 F. (21 C.) to thrive.||Fertilize occasionally with a half strength solution of liquid fertilizer.|
Caring for Calathea Zebrina
- Wet feet is probably the major cause of failure when growing zebra indoor plants.
- A lack of water, however, will cause leaves to curl.
- Humidity is the next problem to be conquered when growing zebras indoors. Plants should be misted several times a week. If the environment is particularly dry, which often occurs during the winter months, rest the pot on a shallow tray filled with gravel and fill the tray with water without its touching the pot.
- One of the first signs of low humidity is brown edges along the leaves.
Typical uses of Calathea Zebrina
Ornamental use: They are showpiece to any indoor garden.