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Calathea zebrina Humilior

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

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

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

A popular indoor plant known as the zebra plant. Attractive feather-like stripy patterned green leaves with purple undersides makes this plant a great choice for an indoor feature. 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.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Marantaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Cream, Green, 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