Aphelandra 'Snow White'

Aphelandra 'Snow White'

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Zebra Plant Care

Temperature: Temperatures from 60-75 ºF (15-23 ºC) are ideal and no lower than 55 ºF (13 ºC).
Light: Bright light without direct sunlight during summer time is preferred.
Watering: It's important to keep the soil moist to the touch, and not water logged or too dry. It's advisable to use luke warm soft water (not hard water).
Soil: Most multi-purpose or peat based potting soil mixes are fine to use.
Re-Potting: Re-pot in spring each year. Only use a pot one size bigger if the plant has become pot bound (too much).
Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced fertilizer once every two weeks during spring and summer.
Humidity: Zebra plants like slightly higher humidity than many other plants of 60% - 70%. You may need to raise the humidity levels in a room artificially by placing the plant in a humidity tray with pebbles or use a humidifier appliance. Low humidity levels within an artificially heated room during winter is not going make a Zebra plant very happy.
Propagation: These are propagated through taking a couple of inches long stem tip cuttings and using rooting hormone to help them grow roots. The ideal room temperature is about 70 ºF (21 ºC) and fairly high humidity improves the chance of successfully propagate the cuttings. Applying heat to the bottom of the pot (using a temperature mat) can speed up the growth process.
Pruning When the flowers begin to die remove them. Also prune the stem and leaves down so there is only two rows of leaves in height left – once the bract begins to die off. This can help prevent the plant getting leggy and losing leaves (which most do) whilst giving the plant an opportunity to grow the following year. Don’t forget to take your cutting for propagation now!