The Alocasia Zebrina is an exotic indoor plant that originated in Southeast Asia. The name Alocasia Zebrina comes from its long and thin stems which are patterned similar to a zebra with the black and yellow design. This plant also has other common names such as the elephant ears plant and the Alocasia zebra tiger plant. It is called the elephant ears plant because of its giant heart-shaped leaves, and given the name Alocasia zebra tiger plant because its striped pattern looks like a tiger’s skin. Adding this beauty will add a lovely element of décor to any corner in your home. If you are interested in seeing if this plant is for you then keep on reading!
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It is important to keep the Alocasia Zebrina is a brightly lit spot, so it can receive indirect sunlight. However, too much direct sun can burn its leaves since it originated in a rainforest. In terms of water, the soil should be kept moist with warmish water. It should be watered once a week in the summer, and every couple of weeks in the winter time. The Alocasia Zebrina loves humidity, so adding a humidifier to the room is a great idea. It is also helpful to mist them pretty frequently. Adding a pebble filled tray under the plant pot is an ideal way to provide it with the moisture it needs.
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- When given to much water the plant will communicate by “sweating”.
- To ensure a healthy growing plant it is crucial to make sure the leaves are kept clean by misting or wiping them with a damp cloth.
- If the leaves begin to droop it is a sign that the plant is not receiving enough light. It can also mean it is receiving too much or too little water.
- The fast growing Alocasia Zebrina can grow up to 3 feet high and wide.
- This plant will add a fun décor piece into your home!
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Written by: Michele Tornheim