Plant Care Zebra Plant

Zebra Plant

4.7 out of 5 (489 experiences)

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

Also known as

Hawthoria attenuata

Taxonomy

Haworthiopsis attenuata
Haworthiopsis
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

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 San Diego, California.

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

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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 San Diego, California

San Diego, California

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Growing Zebra Plant in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Zebra Plant in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

September 29th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Zebra Plant in San Diego, California

Sunlight will decrease by 23.7% ☀️

September 29th, 2022

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 23.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 15.0 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Zebra Plant in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

September 29th, 2022

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 12.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.2 total hours of …

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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 San Diego, California ☀️.️

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 San Diego, California

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

September 25th, 2022

The growing potential in San Diego is medium 👌.

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 a…

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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 San Diego, California, 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 346
Zebra Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 167
Zebra Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 81
Zebra Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 32
Zebra Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 31
Zebra Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 28
Zebra Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Yvette avatar
@Yvette
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 2,720 XP
globe Crowborough, England
02/24/2022

Easily blooms, mine bloomed twice back in the summer. Also a fast grower once I had blooms growing this plant started to grow new pups around the bottom of the plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 8,667 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
01/14/2022

I’m not sure this thing even needs water? It’s pretty happy to just be ignored most days and watered a teeny tiny bit once or twice a month.

Survivor Survivor
Dylan1stokes avatar
@Dylan1stokes
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 3,487 XP
globe Witham, England
01/10/2022

This plant is a survivor and hardly needs watering. Just keep this plant right near a window so it can get plenty of light

Survivor Survivor
Maggie4 avatar
@Maggie4
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 404 XP
12/20/2021

Super easy plant to take care of i highly recommend for first time plant owners. They only need watering every month or so, I’ve also found that they tend to do best when they’re close to a radiator and window (one or both). When in the right conditions they grow babies very quickly. I have found that the tips of their leaves brown very easily but it hasn’t caused any major problems as of yet :)))

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Dawn avatar
@Dawn
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 278 XP
globe Madison, WI
12/09/2021

This plant is super easy to take care of! It can handle small daily watering or skipping a few days. It’s quite hardy.

Survivor Survivor
Brooke0819 avatar
@Brooke0819
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 114 XP
globe Menlo, GA
12/07/2021

It is a slow grower but once it does start it’s so much fun to watch its progress!

Survivor Survivor
Holycow avatar
@Holycow
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 124 XP
12/01/2021

I live him

Survivor Survivor
Jackie avatar
@Jackie
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 227 XP
11/22/2021

Really easy to take care of

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Nasalk avatar
@Nasalk
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 154 XP
11/16/2021

Another plant that is still alive!

Survivor Survivor
Nasalk avatar
@Nasalk
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 154 XP
11/16/2021

I like this plant - it is still alive!

Survivor Survivor
Chloe1810 avatar
@Chloe1810
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 180 XP
globe Crofton, MD
11/10/2021

Make sure you use distilled water. I found by doing so it grows more and gets sm taller. It can get top heavy tho so make sure you don’t use too much

Fast grower Fast grower
Marlene305 avatar
@Marlene305
leaf-1 69 Plants
xp 3,809 XP
11/10/2021

This was a baby from another plant I have. So far, so good!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Marlene305 avatar
@Marlene305
leaf-1 69 Plants
xp 3,809 XP
11/10/2021

This is a baby from another plant I have!! So far, so good.

Fast grower Fast grower
Gracie_molllyyyyy avatar
@Gracie_molllyyyyy
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 131 XP
globe Norwich, England
11/09/2021

I left my plant with my neighbour for three weeks and it almost died but from using this app it is now thriving and no longer dying

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Morganavery avatar
@Morganavery
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 142 XP
globe Cadillac, MI
11/08/2021

Ross has been throw lot and I’m praying he will pull through

Survivor Survivor
Gracefulwander avatar
@Gracefulwander
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 175 XP
11/07/2021

Easy to take care off. Don’t give them too much sunlight. If you do it turns a reddish tint, warning you to give them less sun. Simply place in a window that gets some shade or area where it’s not too sunny. Indirect sun is better. It likes to stay rather dry as a succulent. Make sure your soil is a nice cactus gritty blend.

Fast grower Fast grower
Errblakeee avatar
@Errblakeee
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 178 XP
10/18/2021

this plant requires very little care, it looks great and adds to the plant ambiance

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Miamelia24 avatar
@Miamelia24
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 355 XP
globe Fishers, IN
10/17/2021

I’ve had this plant for a year or so and it has yet to show signs of it sickness! It has grown, but not a whole lot, and it doesn’t take much care to keep alive and well. Keep of of windowsills or large exposures to sunlight, however. One time, tried to give it a large amount of sunlight, and it seemed to have a red/brown sunburn of sorts. When removed from the windowsill, it returned to its beautiful color. Overall, an amazing plant!!

Survivor Survivor
Syalbert avatar
@Syalbert
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 271 XP
globe Bloomington, IN
10/08/2021

I received this little guy as a Christmas gift years ago and I didn’t realize he was alive almost a year later; we all thought he was fake. He immediately grew as soon as I began watering him! I love my Zebra plant.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower

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