The zebra plant (Ceratonia siliqua) is a very beautiful and unique houseplant. It has a long history in the gardens of enthusiasts and curators, who have kept it as an exotic ornament – almost as an art piece. It has been seen in collections including the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew , the Rijksmuseum , and internationally. The name Zebra is derived from its stripes, which are visible on some plants but not on others.
If your plant likes bright light, you can put it outside during the day, or you can grow it in a pot indoors. However, if you want to keep it inside all year round, you may need to divide up the pot into individual sections so that it only gets enough light from one direction – with each section facing one side of your house. This will enable your plant to stay healthy and happy even if you are away on holiday for a few weeks during the winter months.
Why the zebra plant is perfect for indoor living
Ever since I was a kid, I saw plants in the garden and it was always fascinating how they grow. And then, when I became an adult, I realized that these plants were somehow different from the ones in my garden. They had yellow flowers, different shapes and styles, and they were all on display in pots.
So, what makes them so special?
The Zebra plant is a perfect example of this. The zebra plant is a very popular houseplant; it’s easy to care for, it doesn’t require too much space and the flowers are gorgeous. They make the perfect addition to any room because they don’t take up too much room and give you something to marvel at while you’re sitting there looking at your surroundings. These plants aren’t just great additions to rooms; they can be used as an indoor decoration as well.
The five key tips for looking after your zebra plant
It’s spring, and it’s time for your zebra plant to go for a walk. We all have our favorite plants that we love to take a break from in the middle of the day, but what are the best plants to look after during the winter?
Fascinating article by Zoe Wei, PhD (a.k.a. The Zebra Plant Lady) on making the most of your houseplant.
Her tips include:
● Don’t water it too often. The longer a plant is left in water, the more likely it is to die. ● Keep it indoors during winter and allow long periods of rest in between watering sessions so that its roots can grow back stronger than they would be otherwise. ● Be prepared for snow – it will kill the plant if you don’t keep it covered and out of water! ● If you live in Southern California, keep an eye on your plants as early as October, when temperatures drop cooler and air circulation improves because of higher winds.
While these aren’t hard-and-fast rules with every houseplant, this article does explore some very useful tips which can help you keep your zebra plant happy and healthy through spring (even if you’re not outside much).
How to water your zebra plant correctly
Zebra plants are hardy, short-lived and need a lot of attention. That’s why they’re also so hard to keep alive at home. This is where a great watering schedule comes in handy.
The best time to water your plant is when the plant is actively growing (that is, when the leaves are becoming visible). The ideal time is between 7am and 10am in summer and between 8am and 12pm in winter. Water thoroughly; it should be above the pot rim.
When a plant gets too dry, it will droop, lose its leaves and may even die. If this happens, give it a small boost with warm water or dunk it into the bathtub full of water from top to base before harvesting some new leaves for the pot later.
Another tip: if your zebra plant has grown too big for its pot, adjust your watering schedule accordingly. You can always cut down on watering by using less frequent watering times during the day (for instance, you could start watering at 7am instead of 7pm), or you could leave your plant outside overnight in winter (and water during daylight hours).
The importance of feeding your zebra plant
A plant needs water, light, humidity and nutrients to survive. But it is not all about feeding the plant: a zebra plant needs all of the following:
– Humidity (humidity is important because heat and cold are helpful for winter growth)
– A temperature range from 18-25°C/64-77°C (depending on the climate).
The first two points apply to all plants in a hydroponic or even ‘easy’ soil. The last one is a bit of a different story. In spring, the average temperature should be around 18-22°C / 65-72°F. The nights should be between 20-25°C / 68-77°F, the middle of summer 23-27°C / 75-81°F and in autumn colder at night, but warmer during the day (the night time humidity will be lower than during the day). If you live in an area that gets cold enough to freeze your plants in winter, then you will need to keep them at cooler temperatures during winter.
Depending on what your climate is like and what your lifestyle is like (or just how much you care about growing plants) it’s worth considering different watering methods. Generally speaking though, I like to water my zebra plants with water that has been filtered through sand or gravel. This will filter out any low pH levels that may cause problems when they come up again later on in spring or summer when they start growing out of their pots . Ideally I use filtered tap or reverse osmosis water , but if I can’t afford this then I’ll use bottled mineral water.
If you’re worried about chlorine levels in tap water then it’s worth checking out a reverse osmosis unit for home use as well as for schools and offices – although these units tend to cost around $100+ per year and not everyone can afford this amount of money. Although you don’t have to choose between buying your own unit or using bottled water, there are some situations where buying both would make sense. For example if you have small children who often get ill then purchasing a new reverse osmosis unit where you can operate it yourself would be ideal – but again this costs around $50-$100+. You can always buy filter coffee filters too – those are cheap and effective! Zebra Plant Care Zebra Plant Care All Zebra Plants require regular watering – which means either full pails per