Aphelandra squarrosa 'Dania'
Introducing the "Enchanted Zebra Love" – a trendy and playful creation that promises to sweep you off your feet with its whimsical charm. Meet the Aphelandra squarrosa 'Dania,' fondly known as the "Dazzling Zebra Plant."
Embark on a journey of botanical romance with this captivating plant. The 'Dania' variety, aptly named after its striking stripes reminiscent of a zebra's coat, paints a picture of nature's finest artistry. Imagine gazing into its leaves, each a canvas of white and yellow hues, elegantly dancing across lush green foliage. With every glance, you'll discover a new detail, a hidden story of love and life.
Aphelandra squarrosa 'Dania' enjoys consistent moisture, but be cautious not to overwater. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. During the growing season, keep the soil evenly moist without letting it become waterlogged. Reduce watering in the winter months while ensuring the plant never completely dries out. Always use room-temperature water to avoid shocking the plant's sensitive roots. We recommend measuring the moisture of the soil with a moisture meter.
Provide bright, indirect light to your Aphelandra squarrosa 'Dania.' Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Place it near a north or east-facing window, or provide filtered sunlight. Inadequate light may lead to reduced flowering and fading foliage. Maintain a balance between brightness and shade to keep your plant thriving.
During the active growing season (spring and summer), feed your Aphelandra 'Dania' every 4-6 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Dilute the fertilizer to half strength to prevent overfeeding. Reduce fertilization in the fall and winter, as the plant's growth slows down. Over-fertilization can lead to excessive leaf growth and reduced flowering, so moderation is key to maintaining its natural beauty.
Repot your Aphelandra squarrosa 'Dania' every 1-2 years, preferably in the spring when new growth emerges. Choose a slightly larger pot and a well-draining soil mix suitable for tropical plants. Repotting not only provides the plant with fresh nutrients but also prevents root congestion. Gently remove the plant from its old pot, prune any damaged roots, and place it in the new container. Ensure the soil is well-compacted and water thoroughly after repotting.
This one came with 2 cut leaves at the bottom.