Definition of zebra plant in English:

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zebra plant

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A Brazilian calathea with leaves which are horizontally banded in light and dark green and purple.
  • Calathea zebrina, family Marantaceae
Example sentences
  • Fertilize your zebra plant every month with a half-strength solution of an all-purpose soluble fertilizer.
  • It is very similar to a calathea or a zebra plant, but it doesn't have the purple underside.
  • These natives of the American tropics are commonly called zebra plants due to the characteristic striped foliage.
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