Zebrina Prayer Plant

The Calathea Zebrina, also known as the Zebra Plant, is a stunning and eye-catching house plant that brings a sense of tropical beauty into your home. With its unique foliage and vibrant colors, it is highly sought after by plant enthusiasts and interior designers alike.

The defining feature of the Calathea Zebrina is its striking zebra-like patterns on its leaves. The large, elongated leaves have a deep green color with bold, horizontal stripes of light green or silver. These contrasting patterns resemble the stripes of a zebra, hence its common name. The vibrant markings add a touch of exotic elegance to any room, making it a focal point of attention.

In addition to its mesmerizing appearance, the Calathea Zebrina is renowned for its ability to move its leaves. This phenomenon, known as nyctinasty, occurs when the leaves adjust their position in response to changes in light levels. During the day, the leaves are generally horizontal, and at night, they fold up, creating a captivating display that adds an element of dynamic movement to your living space.


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Common Name

Zebrina Prayer Plant

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Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant’s growth naturally slows down.


This plant prefers high humidity. To maintain the necessary humidity levels, mist the plant regularly, place it on a humidity tray, or use a room humidifier. Ensuring adequate humidity will help prevent the edges of the leaves from browning.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is not toxic


The Zebrina Prayer Plant prefers temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Protect it from cold drafts and avoid temperatures below 55°F (13°C).

Light Requirements

The Zebrina Prayer Plant thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but its growth may slow, and leaf color might become less vibrant. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

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