The Zebra plant belongs to the Marantaceae family. Most calathea plant has no flowers but some have a beautiful orange plant. Generally, It is native to eastern Brazil. Moreover, It is an evergreen plant that increases the beauty of gardens.
What are the common names for Calathea zebrina?
Peacock plants, zebra plants, prayer-plants, cathedral plants, and rattlesnake plants are common names for Calathea zebrina.
|Genus||Calathea G. Mey.|
|Flower||In particular, orange-colored flowers|
|Flower Size||60cm or 2ft|
|Growth rate||Maximum One meter|
|Plant type||Herbaceous perennial as well as a houseplant|
|Flower color||purple or white|
|Color||Green, Red/Burgundy, Purple/Lavender|
|Shape||Lanceolate, oblong, Linear|
|Water||Moist but not wet|
|Sun||Shade to partial shade, bright to indirect sunlight|
|Soil type||Well drain and moist soil|
|Origin||Native to eastern Brazil|
How to care for Calathea?
Zebra plant needs indirect sunlight. Therefore, Keep away this plant from full sun and dark locations. It also best grows in partial shade.
During the growing season, the zebra plant needs a small amount of water but overwatering causes fungal and bacterial diseases. So, keep watering to make the soil damp and moist.
Zebra plant needs well-draining potting mix soil. Potting soil is a mixer of peat moss, per tile moisture. However, you take good soil which is perfect for this pant you can get healthy roots and leaves.
To get a healthy plant, at least prune off yellow or dead leaves.
Fertilize the zebra plant once a month during autumn, summer, and spring season.
Calathea plant growth:
If the calathea plant has flowered, then they will reach a smaller size 30cm and 12inch without including the height of the flower; otherwise, it will reach 60cm/ 2ft.
Zebra plant needs a warm temperature such as 15°C to 21°C in a year.
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