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Calathea zebrina

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Calathea zebrina Zebra Plant, Peacock Plant, Rattlesnake Plant, Prayer Plant,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Indoor Plants, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Upright

With its striking green striped foliage, the Zebra plant is a popular choice for indoors and out. In warmer, humid, tropical climates the Zebra plant is perfect for under story planting as it prefers indirect sunlight and dappled shade. For cooler climates it thrives indoors in a bright warm position. Great for purifying the air. Grows approx. 1m tall x 50cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Mealy Bugs, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes: Needs to be planted in good quality organic soil and kept moist. Mist with water often if indoors.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Marantaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green, Purple, Variegated
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: High
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate