Plant Care Zebra Plant

Zebra Plant

4.6 out of 5 (117 experiences)

Zebra Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Zebra Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Zebra Plant

Zebra Plant is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 2458 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Zebra Plant likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Haworthiopsis fasciata
Haworthiopsis
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Haworthia fasciata

How to care for Zebra Plant

Water

How often to water your Zebra Plant

Water needs for Zebra Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Zebra Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Zebra Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Zebra Plant in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Growing Zebra Plant in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Zebra Plant in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 26th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Zebra Plant in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 0.9% ☀️

June 26th, 2022

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 0.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Zebra Plant in Houston, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.2 hours 📈

June 26th, 2022

This month, Houston is getting an average of 11.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 1.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Zebra Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Zebra Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Zebra Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Houston, Texas ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Zebra Plant thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Zebra Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Zebra Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Zebra Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Zebra Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Zebra Plant in Houston, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 22nd, 2022

The growing potential in Houston is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Zebra Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Zebra Plant

Zebra Plant

Zebra Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Zebra Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 88
Zebra Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 36
Zebra Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 24
Zebra Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
Zebra Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Zebra Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Superredvein avatar
@Superredvein
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 142 XP
globe Oxford, England
04/04/2022

This plant is so easy to take care of.
Its doesn’t need direct sunlight and it doesn’t need too much water.
Its simple but pretty. Lovely patterns.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Superredvein avatar
@Superredvein
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 142 XP
globe Oxford, England
04/04/2022

Its simple but pretty. I love how easy this plant is to look after
Doesn’t need direct sunlght

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Tycoonguepinia avatar
@Tycoonguepinia
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 134 XP
globe Moncton, New Brunswick
03/18/2022

Such a simple plant to keep!!

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Respectfuljade avatar
@Respectfuljade
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 316 XP
01/23/2022

Easy to take care of, survives without water.

Survivor Survivor
Luckybroom avatar
@Luckybroom
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 74 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
01/21/2022

Don’t know much about this tbh but it’s vibrant and seems happy , doesn’t need much water

Survivor Survivor
Indymary avatar
@Indymary
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 2,521 XP
globe Greenwood, Indiana
11/09/2021

Slow grower, but it’s easy to care for.

Jordyn avatar
@Jordyn
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 60 XP
globe Petaluma, California
11/09/2021

Super, super easy to care!

Survivor Survivor
Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 261 XP
globe Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
10/02/2021

Very sturdy!

Survivor Survivor
Bigshe64 avatar
@Bigshe64
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 1,596 XP
globe Ephrata, Pennsylvania
09/29/2021

My plant hasn’t opened yet and is very slow growing.

Sam avatar
@Sam
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 49 XP
09/26/2021

With the right amount of light and drainage it's hard to hurt this thing.

Survivor Survivor
Dmariieee21 avatar
@Dmariieee21
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Houston, Texas
09/23/2021

She was almost dead when I got to her but after a few days of watering and some good sunlight she bounced right back! It was amazing to see how fast she came back to life after a little TLC!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Meagan avatar
@Meagan
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 62 XP
globe Bangor, Maine
08/28/2021

It’s cool… looks like plant

Akutojo avatar
@Akutojo
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Strunk, Kentucky
08/08/2021

Easy to take care of and I mean easyy. It’s perfect for simple greenery just make sure to not water the leaves and only it’s soil.

Tessfitz avatar
@Tessfitz
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 542 XP
08/06/2021

Pretty easy to care for

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Katarina avatar
@Katarina
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 106 XP
07/30/2021

Very forgiving

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Jessflyaway avatar
@Jessflyaway
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 223 XP
globe New York
07/19/2021

Browns at times but honestly grows fast and is pretty easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
King-dingus avatar
@King-dingus
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 145 XP
globe Victoria, British Columbia
07/06/2021

Having a beginner plant that’s pet friendly is surprisingly difficult to find, and you end up with a lot of succulents. They’re often marketed as a “set it and forget it” plant, which isn’t true. They need water once every week or two, depending on size when you pick them up. Once they’re established, they propagate even under the most lacklustre conditions. Don’t let anyone tell you to treat them like a cactus, though. Avoid direct sunlight, you will know right away when they’re sunburnt! The leaves/nodes will darken and take on a purple-ish hue, and prolonged sun exposure will cause the tips to brown and break off (which you can see on mine, as I learned all this the hard way). A fun little spike monster that wouldn’t hurt a fly!

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Evie avatar
@Evie
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 412 XP
07/02/2021

I’ve had this plant for a long, long time and for a while it was a dark purple brown colour. This was simply under watering. It needed more water than I previously thought it did. When I say fast grower I really mean it. Mine is huge now and i’ve had to repot it into a significantly larger pot to home it’s new growth. Lovely thing that is eye catching on a windowsill.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Gage avatar
@Gage
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 55 XP
globe Independence, Missouri
06/25/2021

Pokey

Browns easily Browns easily
Indicabadiee avatar
@Indicabadiee
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 166 XP
06/20/2021

This plant almost looks fake, but it’s so cute I have it as a desk plant and I just love it so much! They grow very slowly though so just forget about it other then watering for the most part if you like to observe your plants growing lol

Survivor Survivor

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