Aphelandra squarrosa

Botanical Name: Aphelandra squarrosa

Phonetic: Aff-ell-Ann-druh square-rosuh

Common Name(s): Zebra Plant

Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Brazil
Plant Type: Broadleaf
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, elliptic to ovate
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Dark green with distinctive Zebra-like white veins
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Seasonal bloomer
Flower Color(s): Yellow

Exposure: Bright indirect light, avoid direct sun
USDA: 11-12
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 4-6 Feet
Spread: 4-5 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, aphids, white fly, scale, crown rot, leaf spot
Soil:Well-drained, peaty potting mixture

Features: Very attractive foliage and flowers, tropical look
Uses: Houseplant for bright, humid areas

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