ZebraRegular price $19.99
Appearance: The Zebra Plant has rosettes of thick, fleshy leaves that are dark green with white horizontal stripes on the outside, giving it a zebra-like appearance. The leaves are generally pointed and grow in a spiral pattern. In the right conditions, the plant can produce a tall, slender flower stalk with small white flowers.
Light: Zebra Plants prefer bright, indirect light. While they can tolerate some direct sunlight, too much can cause their leaves to scorch. On the other hand, insufficient light can lead to leggy growth and loss of the vibrant striping.
Water: As a succulent, the Zebra Plant is drought-tolerant and prefers the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, which is a common problem with succulents.
Soil: A well-draining soil mix is essential to prevent waterlogging. A cactus or succulent potting mix, which typically contains more sand or perlite than regular potting soil, is a good choice.
Temperature: Zebra Plants prefer average room temperatures, roughly between 65-80°F (18-27°C). They can tolerate a slightly wider range but do not do well with frost or extremely cold temperatures.
Propagation: Zebra Plants are typically propagated through offsets or leaf cuttings. Offsets are small plants that grow at the base of the parent plant, which can be removed and planted separately. Leaf cuttings can be taken and placed on top of well-draining soil to root.
Pests and Problems: Common problems include brown leaves (often a sign of overwatering or sunburn) and weak, leggy growth (which may indicate insufficient light). Zebra Plants can occasionally be affected by pests such as aphids, mealybugs, or spider mites.
In summary, the Zebra Plant is an attractive and relatively easy-to-care-for succulent that can add a touch of the exotic to any indoor space. Its unique striping makes it a popular choice for succulent collections.