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How do I care for Calathea zebrina?
The webpages (no longer available) of Plant of the Week have information about Calathea zebrina (zebra plant, native to Brazil):
"For the home or greenhouse. Plants reach 3 feet in containers. Leaves emerge from basal rosettes and may reach 2 feet long by 1 foot wide. Calathea zebrina need shade and temperatures above 55°, but they need good light for a good, rich leaf color...use a soil mix consisting of 2 parts peat moss to 1 part loam to 2 parts sand or perlite. Good drainage is necessary or the plant will stagnate, which is a common problem. The plants should be kept moist at all times and leaves should be misted often. Fertilize every 2 weeks during the growing season and once a month during the winter months. Repot as often as necessary to avoid root bound conditions."
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June 24 2013 12:55:25