Calathea Zebrina (Zebra Plant)

Calathea Zebrina (Zebra Plant)

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The Calathea Zebrina (or Zebra Plant) is a remarkable looking plant with bright green leaves that are boldly striped in a bright green shade. It's an eye-catching house plant that will make a statement in any room.

With proper care, these plants can grow up to 1 meter tall and wide.

Light: Similar to other tropical house plants, the Calathea Zebrina likes diffused light, not direct light. This is because they are designed to grow in the shaded understory of the tropic areas they come from. 

Temperature: Like most tropical house plants, the Calathea needs temperatures above 13 C to survive and temperatures around 21 C to do really well.

Water: Soil should be kept moist but not wet. Do not let this plant sit in water. Water in small amounts, regularly.

Humidity: It is important to keep a high level of humidity for this plant to remain healthy. If there is not enough humidity you will start. to see brown edges along the leaves. If there is not enough humidity in a room, particularly in winter months, sit the pot on a shallow bed of river stones and water (so the pot is raised above the water level). This will help to create humidity.