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Scientific Name: Aphelandra squarrosa
Pronunciation: af-el-AN-druh skwa-RO-suh
Common Name: zebra plant
Family Name: Acanthaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Foliage is dark green, waxy, and has very striking white veins. Leaves are ovate and opposite.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Central America, Mexico, South America (Brazil)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Sheltered
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
zebra plant
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Spike
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, (The bracts are quite showy.)
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, (two locules)
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Leaf-like bracts, exstipulate

Propagation: Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Other:Uniform watering critical; avoid extremes. Challenging plant to maintain.
Pest Susceptibility: Root rot, Scale insects,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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