Calathea Ornata - Plant
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: Zebra plant.
Height: 3-6 feet.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Planting & Care
Sunlight: Diffused light.
Soil: Holds moisture but is also well draining. A good potting mix consists of one part soil, two parts peat moss and two parts perlite.
Water: Regular small amounts of water during the growing seasons as soon as the surface starts to dry up.
Temprature: Temperatures above 55 F. (13 C.) to survive and temperatures around 70 F. (21 C.) to thrive.
Fertilizer: Fertilize occasionally with a half strength solution of liquid fertilizer.
- 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.
- They are showpiece to any indoor garden.