Zara

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Elephant ear plant; zebra plant; Alocasia tigrina


ABOUT OUR ALOCASIA ZEBRINA

Hello! I’m Zara the Alocasia Zebrina. My unusual stems and lush dark green leaves make me rather popular indeed. Just one look at my interesting pattern leaves and it’s impossible for anyone to resist me. I answer to many names such as the zebra plant, zebrina plant and most commonly the elephant ear plant due to my leaves resembling the ears of an elephant (well, apparently!).

I grow in tropical rainforests full of filtered and dappled light with high humidity. If I’m placed in direct sunlight then it could cause my beautiful green leaves to turn yellow. I can be sensitive to drafts and heat exposure so it’s best to keep me away from the radiator. If Alocasia's are your thing, take a look at my brother Frank the stingray Alocasia.

My unusual zebra-like stems are sure to catch the attention of family and friends no matter where you place me.

Big height (including nursery pot) 70-85cm; pot diameter 19cm. (Fits 20-22cm decorative pot)

DID YOU KNOW?

The Alocasia Zebrina was first discovered by the Austrian botanist Heinrich Schott in the early 1800s.

Zara's quirky stems can bring life into your home; she's a perfect example of how beautiful nature can be.


QUICK ALOCASIA ZEBRINA PLANT CARE

Zara will thrive with the right care and reward you with lots of new growth over the summer months.

LIGHTING

My natural habitat is full of dappled or medium light. Keep me away from any windows with bright light.

WATERING

I like moist soil and would rather my soil never be too dry or too wet.

HUMIDITY

Keep my humidity levels high by placing a pebble tray underneath my pot

FERTILISER

Fertilise me once every month in the growth season, from March to September

   

   


FAST FACTS ABOUT ZARA


BEST ROOM

A corner of a living or dining room where filtered light is possible.

PET SAFE

NO

AIR PURIFYING

Yes

THINGS WE ALWAYS GET ASKED

How do you take care of an Alocasia zebrina?

Taking care of Zara can be tricky in the beginning. She prefers high humidity so just misting her won’t do the trick; she’ll need to be placed near a humidifier or in a bathroom, and we've got tips for increasing humidity in your home, too. Her leaves may drop if exposed to any excessive heat or cold and it’s good to place her away from any possible drafts like open windows or frequently used doors.

In terms of light requirements, the Alocasia zebrina seeks out medium light, so no placing her on a windowsill if you want to keep her happy. She also prefers filtered or rainwater as the chemicals in tap water can cause her leaves to yellow. Don’t worry if she drops a few leaves in the winter months, as this is perfectly normal when she goes into a dormancy period. New leaves will regrow in the spring and summer months.

Is the Alocasia zebrina rare?

The Alocasia was once very rare, with plants going for very high prices thanks to a rush in demand. In the last five years, however, this popularity has since made them more widely available (and easier on your pocket, too!).

How big do Alocasia zebrina grow?

If given the correct conditions, the Alocasia zebrina can grow up to 90cm tall.

PLANT STYLING TIPS

Zara’s cool vibe is perfect for any landing or hallway. Place her in front of a white wall to give her elegant stems a chance to stand out. She is poisonous if ingested so it’s best to place her on a dresser or side table away from small children or pets.

Protect Zara from pests with the protection crystal and our bohemian candle, which are both as free spirited as Zara.

QUICK DELIVERY

We use a next day delivery service with one of our trusted couriers. Please allow a little bit of packing time. During COVID and busy times this can be up to 5 days.

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HEALTHY PLANT PROMISE

If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.

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