The Zebra plant (Calathea zebrina) is one of the newest additions to the Planter Co family. It has lush green oval leaves with dark green stripes and measures about 40cm (with the basket).
This species is fairly undemanding and suitable for growing indoors if enough light and humidity is provided, and the correct temperature conditions given. In fact, if you tick all three- it could grow up to a metre in size (though we kind of like the cute medium size!).
In its natural habitat the Calathea dwells in forest areas shaded by trees without direct sunlight, which is why a bright but shaded spot is perfect. During the growing season water the plant thoroughly and keep the soil moist (remember this plant loves moisture). When it's winter growing slows down or stops, reduce watering and you can allow the top soil to become slightly dry between each watering. You'll need to re-pot once every two years, during spring if you'd like this beauty to grow- so just get in touch and we will tell you how!