Calathea Zebrina is prized for it's velour textured leaves, which are light green with dark green stripes.  This is a very lush green tropical jungle plant that is very vibrant. 


High humidity is required for the plant to thrive and keep it's vibrant green color and leaf texture.  Dry air, air conditioning, or underwatering will cause brown leaf tips or dry, curling leaf edges. 


This plant requires a little more attention and is not recommended for beginners.  

Calathea Zebrina

  • Light

    Medium to bright indirect light


    Keep the soil slightly moist.  Water when the first 2 cm of soil are dry.

    This plant prefers high humidity.  Mist regularly if possible and keep in a high humidity location.