The zebra plant, also known as Calathea zebrina is a lush foliage plant that sports large ovate leaves at the very tips of long stalks. The velvety patterned leaves with bright hues of green are marked with stripes that resemble the stripes on a zebra.
LIGHT: What works wonders for a healthy zebra plant is a spot with nice bright, indirect sunlight. A great option is to place the plant somewhere where it’s treated with filtered bright light, preferably, through a curtain. The plant does well when placed in a north-facing window, while you must make sure to shield the plant from direct rays of the sun if going for some other setting.
WATER: When the plant is in the growing season, it will call for loads of water. A moisture-loving plant, Calathea zebrina needs damp soil to thrive. But at the same time, you must make sure that the plant doesn’t sit in deep water. Reduce watering during the winter season when the growth slows down.
SIZE: comes in 12 cm diameter nursery pots, 40 cm high.