What is the Name of My HousePlant?

Can you identify this plant for me. We have had it for 1 year and I love it, but I can’t figure out what kind of plant it is. Please and thank you! It’s easy to take care of.


Hi Lacey,


Your plant is called a Zebra Plant. A Zebra Plant (aphelandra squarrosa) has spectacular foliage and exotic looking flowers. The nickname Zebra Plant comes from its large, dark green, shiny leaves that have a bold white midrib and white veins. The stems of the leaves of a Zebra Plant have a purple tinge. The bright yellow flowers on a Zebra Plant emerge from bracts at the end of a long stem. A Zebra Plant, native to the Brazilian forests, is primarily a table plant that stands about a foot tall. Zebra Plants usually require a little extra care but it looks like you are doing a wonderful job taking care of your plant. There are complete care instructions for a Zebra Plant in the popular HousePlant section of the website.


Here’s a picture of a Zebra Plant in bloom.

Yellow, striped Zebra Plant
Zebra Plant