4.6 out of 5 (116 experiences)
About Zebra Plant
These tiny succulents are native to Southern Africa, but now grow in homes around the world! Since they're adapted to harsh, dry cliamtes, their succulent leaves store water during the dry season. They also use a special form of photosynthesis that helps them retain water by only exchanging gases at night! 🌌
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How to care for Zebra Plant
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 San Jose, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 1st, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
February 5th, 2023
San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 38.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.8 megajoules of energy per m2…
January 31st, 2023
This month, San Jose is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 10.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of da…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.
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.
What other plant parents say
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!
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.