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Botanical name: Aphelandra squarrosa
Origin: South America (Colombia, Venezuela)
Size: Brazil (6-inch nursery pot)
Light: Calatheas thrive in bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.
Water: Zebra plants prefer a consistently moist soil, which may take a bit of finesse, as over-watering can cause the leaves to wilt. Its recommended that you water your Zebra plant to saturation every few weeks (or as you observe the soil drying out), allowing the water to completely penetrate the soil until it runs out of your container's drainage holes.
Plant care: Because of their tropical origins, Zebra plants grow best in moderate temperatures—their grow location should reach at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, and never dip below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity is also important to the Zebra plant, so its space should be kept at 60 to 70 percent humidity.