Zebra Aphelandra Dania, 4"

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Zebra Aphelandra Dania, 4"

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The zebra plant grows well indoors when given the correct care and conditions. However, it is quite a temperamental species and can easily lose it's leaves and becomes leggy - without the proper care it needs.

The zebra plant prefers temperatures between 15-23 ºC, and no colder than 13 ºC. Bright light without direct sunlight during summer time is preferred. It's important to keep the soil moist to the touch, and not water logged or too dry. It's advisable to use lukewarm, soft water (not hard water). Most multi-purpose or peat based potting soil mixes are fine to use. Zebra plants like slightly higher humidity than many other plants of 60% - 70%; you may need to use a humidifier or pebble tray to achieve this.

When the flowers begin to die remove them. Also prune the stem and leaves down so there is only two rows of leaves in height left – once the bract begins to die off. This can help prevent the plant getting leggy and losing leaves (which most do) whilst giving the plant an opportunity to grow the following year.