zebra plant

The Zebra Plant (now named Haworthiopsis fasciata) (Willdenow): Named for the distinctive white bumps that line the outside of its leaves. In nature, it grows in the shrub lands of South Africa with acidic soil and partial shade or filtered light. Its ability to tolerate low light makes it a favorite houseplant, even for beginners. It is especially easy to grow and rarely affected by common succulent pests and diseases. Strong, drought-tolerant roots will grow if they have great drainage and deep, infrequent water when the soil is fully dry.

Haworthiopsis tolerate high heat by slowing down and eventually going dormant in the peak of summer. This means that, unlike other succulents, it is important not to over-water or fertilize during summer dormancy and water more frequently in the winter growing season. Direct sun can burn the leaves. The Zebra Plant is slow to grow and produce offsets, but slow and steady really does win the race here, as the Zebra Plant is particularlydifficult to kill.

COLOR – PRIMARY
Green / Lime
COLOR – SECONDARY
White
BLOOM COLORWhite Bloom
COLD HARDINESS
Zone 10 (30F)
RECOMMENDED LIGHT CONDITIONS
Low indoor light, filtered / partial sun
MAXIMUM HEIGHT
Under 3″
MAXIMUM ROSETTE SIZE
5″-6″
GROWTH HABIT / SHAPE
Loose rosette
SEASONALITYSummer dormant partial
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC
Hard to kill, slow grower, pet safe

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