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Aphelandra squarrosa /Zebra Plant

Aphelandra squarrosa  / Aphelandra squarrosa
Striking foliage of the zebra plant
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Striking foliage of the zebra plant

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Scientific Name: Aphelandra squarrosa
Common Name: Zebra Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a popular tropical indoor plant for large commercial plantings as well as at the residential scale. The attractive variegated green leaves with broad creamy-white veins make it a standout in plantings especially in areas where there is a need to lighten up the area with the accent that the white variegation provides. Grows best in a moist, fertile soil and morning sunlight. Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures.