Zebra Plant

Aphelandra squarrosa

Zebra house plants (Aphelandra squarrosa) have 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 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. These plants do require a little extra care; but this beautiful, out of the ordinary houseplant, is well worth it.