How to care for a Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa)

How often should I water my Zebra Plant?

Zebra Plants should be watered about every week or two, depending on the climate and how dry the soil is.

The soil should stay moist for a few days before drying out.

What kind of soil should I use for my Zebra Plant?

Zebra plants prefer well-draining soil that holds onto moisture for a few days.

The perfect mix is an equal mix of potting soil, peat moss, and perlite.

How much light does a Zebra Plant need?

Zebra Plants need bright light, but not direct sunlight.

They can be placed in a sunny window or a room with fluorescent lights.

When should I fertilize my Zebra Plant?

Fertilize your Zebra Plant with a balanced houseplant fertilizer every month in the growing season.

During the winter, when the plant is resting, don't fertilize it at all.

What pests or diseases can affect a Zebra Plant?

Zebra Plants are generally pest and disease free, but they can occasionally get aphids, mealybugs, or scale insects.

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