ACANTHACEAE
 
Aphelandra squarossa

Common names:  Zebra Plant

Light needs:  High, indirect light.

Best temperatures:  Warm conditions, at least 65F (18C).

Water and humidity needs:  Abundant water spring to fall.  Allow to dry between waterings in the winter.  High humidity.

Growing guidelines:  All-purpose soil mix.  Fertilize twice a month from spring to fall.  Cut stems back drastically to just above the lowerst node after flowering.

Common problems:  Spider mites and mealy bugs.

Propagation:  Tip cuttings in late winter to early summer.

Comments:  Leaves may fall after flowering.

Currently in Greenhouse:  No

 

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