Everything you need to know about the flowers

Everything you need to know about the flowers

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Aphelandra squarrosa flowers

Aphelandra squarrosa flowers are small, yellow-green flowers that grow on spikes in the summer months. They are surrounded by showy, bright yellow or orange bracts that are more conspicuous than the flowers themselves. The spikes of flowers rise above the distinctive, dark green leaves with white stripes, making them an attractive feature of the plant. The flowers are not particularly fragrant, but they are an important source of nectar for pollinators. The overall appearance of the Aphelandra squarrosa flowers, combined with the plant's attractive foliage, make it a popular houseplant.

Aphelandra squarrosa Zebra plant

To encourage Aphelandra squarrosa (Zebra plant) to flower

  1. Provide bright light / half sun half shade: Zebra plant prefers bright, indirect light. Place it in a window facing east or west or near a sunny window facing south or north (depending on where you live on earth).

  2. Keep the soil moist: Zebra plant prefers evenly moist to slightly dry soil. Never let it get waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering.

  3. Keep the temperature warm: Zebra plant prefers warm temperatures, between 68-80°F / 20-27°C. Avoid placing it near cold drafts or air conditioning.

  4. Fertilize regularly: Zebra plant benefits from regular fertilization during the growing season, from spring to autumn. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every other watering.

  5. Provide humidity: Zebra plant likes high humidity. Mist the leaves regularly, place a tray of water near the plant or place it near an humidifier.

By following these steps, you should be able to encourage your Zebra plant to produce its spikes of yellow flowers.