A plant with stripes? Yes I know! and that is the reason I am called 'Zara' because what Zebra isn't called Zara, apart from Marty in Madagascar. If you're looking for an impressive, cool houseplant that isn't just destined for the coffee table but is big enough to be a real statement piece, I am the plant for you.
Big Height (including nursery pot) 70-85cm; pot diameter 19cm. (Fits 20-22cm decorative pot)
Health Benefits- Can increase sense of wellbeing
Pet safe- Mildly toxic when consumed
Lighting for your Alocasia Zebrina
Zara likes medium to bright indirect light. She doesn't like too much direct light as this will burn her leaves. She will also tolerate shade and low light conditions but, she does need a chance to get some sunshine throughout the day. Avoid cold draughts and this will make her a little bit unhappy.
Watering your Alocasia Zebrina
In the summer from March to September keep Zara's soil moist, we recommend watering twice a week. Watering Wednesday and Soak Sunday.
In the winter from October to February reduce watering to once a week. Houseplant watering guide
Use rain or distilled water to make Zara extra happy.
Humidity for Alocasia Zebrina
Zara likes room humidity to be around 60%. Normal room humidity is around 40-50%. To increase humidity you can use a Humidifier, place Zara next to other houseplants or you can fill a saucer with pebbles and water, place Zara on top of this.
Alocasia Zebrina Fertiliser
From March to August give Zara some houseplant fertiliser every two weeks when watering.
Repotting your Alocasia Zebrina
When the roots start to grow out of the bottom opening of the pot, it is time to put Zara into a larger pot. For soil, we recommend a good draining soil.
Alocasia Zebrina Care Problems
Browning leaves, not enough humidity or water is too hard. Use rainwater or distilled.
Overwatering and soggy soil can be a killer causing root rot and yellowing leaves.
Leaves may drop off in the winter while the plant is dormant but she will be back in the spring.