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Striped Sensation: Discover the Zebra Plant

This week's houseplant recommendation is the stunning Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa).

Why will I love it? The Zebra Plant features striking, dark green leaves with white veins, resembling zebra stripes, and vibrant yellow flowers, making it a visually appealing addition to any home.

Light or shade? This tropical beauty thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, while too little light can cause leaf drop.

Where should I put it? Place your Zebra Plant in a well-lit spot, such as a windowsill with filtered light or an area with plenty of ambient light. It's perfect for brightening up a living room, bedroom, or office.

How do I keep it alive? Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy, watering when the top inch is dry. Maintain high humidity by misting regularly, placing on a pebble tray, or using a humidifier. The Zebra Plant prefers temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C).

Did you know? The Zebra Plant is native to Brazil and is known to purify the air by removing common household toxins, making it a functional and attractive addition to your home.


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