Calathea zebrina

(19 customer reviews)
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships March 1st - March 8th.
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$ 50.00
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Calathea zebrina

Common Names: Zebra Plant, Zebrina Prayer Plant

Overview: Elevate your indoor garden aesthetics with the striking Calathea Zebrina, commonly known as the Zebra Plant. Characterized by its unique zebra-patterned foliage, this stunning plant presents broad, velvety green leaves adorned with vivid, dark green stripes. As if performing a daily dance, its leaves gracefully rise at night and lower during the day, adding a touch of nature’s dynamism to your space. Adaptable and resilient, it thrives in indirect light and appreciates a humid environment, echoing its tropical origins.


This Prayer Plant has Earned its Stripes

Elevate your interior space with the Calathea Zebrina, commonly known as the Zebra Plant. As one of Mother Nature’s true works of art, this tropical beauty boasts deep green leaves patterned with striking zebra-like stripes of velvety dark green and pale hue. Every leaf unfurls as a visual spectacle, a testament to nature’s intricate designs. The Calathea Zebrina is not just a plant; it’s a conversation starter, a living decor piece, and a testament to the wonders of the natural world. Bring home a touch of the tropics, and let its unique patterns mesmerize you and your guests.

Caring for your Zebra Plant

By understanding its native habitat and mimicking those conditions as closely as possible, you can ensure your Zebra Plant not only survives but thrives. Remember, consistency is key. Regular care, attention to its needs, and a bit of love can make your Zebra Plant a long-lasting companion in your home.

Perfect for beginners and seasoned plant enthusiasts alike, the Calathea Zebrina thrives in indirect sunlight and enjoys the humid environment of a well-tended home.


Calathea Zebrina, in its native habitat, thrives under the canopy of tropical forests. This means it’s adapted to diffused light rather than direct sunlight. When placing it in your home, ensure it receives bright, indirect light. A spot near a north or east-facing window is ideal. Direct sunlight can cause the vibrant patterns on the leaves to fade and might even scorch them.


Zebra Plants enjoy consistently moist soil but dislike being waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot, a common problem with many houseplants. Wait until the top inch of the soil is dry before watering. When you do water, ensure you provide thorough watering until water flows out of the bottom of the pot, ensuring all roots receive moisture.

Make sure to use lukewarm water, as cold water can shock the plant, leading to brown leaf tips. If possible, use distilled or rainwater since Calatheas are sensitive to chemicals commonly found in tap water.

Being tropical plants, Calathea Zebrina loves high humidity. A humidity level of 60% or higher is ideal. There are several ways to increase humidity for your plant:

  • Misting: Use a spray bottle to mist the leaves every other day.
  • Humidifiers: A room humidifier can help maintain consistent humidity levels.
  • Tray with pebbles: Place a tray filled with water and pebbles beneath the plant pot. As the water evaporates, it’ll increase the surrounding humidity.


Calathea Zebrina prefers well-draining soil. A good mix would be a combination of potting soil, perlite, and orchid bark or peat. This ensures that water reaches the roots but doesn’t stay too long, preventing root rot.

When choosing a pot, ensure it has drainage holes. It’s also a good practice to repot your Zebra Plant every 1-2 years to refresh the soil and provide it with a bigger space to grow.


Feed your Calathea Zebrina during the growing season (spring and summer) with a diluted balanced liquid fertilizer every month. It’s best to cut back on feeding during the dormant months (fall and winter) as the plant’s growth slows down and it requires fewer nutrients.


Calatheas are sensitive to temperature changes. Ideal temperatures range between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Avoid placing your plant in drafty areas, near vents, or radiators. Sudden cold drafts or temperature changes can shock the plant, resulting in curling or yellowing of leaves.

Pruning and Maintenance

Prune your Zebra Plant to remove any yellowing or damaged leaves. This not only makes the plant look tidier but also allows the plant to divert energy to healthier leaves. Regularly wipe down the leaves with a damp cloth to remove any dust. This ensures the leaves can fully photosynthesize and also gives them a glossy appearance.


While Zebra Plants can be propagated using stem cuttings, the most effective way is by division. During repotting, gently divide the plant at the roots and pot them separately. Ensure each divided section has a good set of roots and leaves.

19 reviews for Calathea zebrina

  1. William (verified owner)

    Huge foliage. A show stopper.

  2. Susan Morris (verified owner)

  3. Susan L. (verified owner)

    All the plants arrived beautiful and lush and much larger than I expected. In fact, I had to get larger decorative planters.

  4. Amaber D. (verified owner)

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  6. Yuliya (verified owner)

    Very happy with my new plant babies! I was very hesitant about how the shipping would work but I appreciate the team’s attention to detail and care during the process. The plants were a little shocked at first but are well on their way to living their best life. Thank you Plant Vine!

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  9. Sebastian Tropea (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant!! Love it

  10. Omega M. (verified owner)

    Beautiful Plant – Fast Shipping

  11. Mayra M. (verified owner)

    She came in perfect condition! Im in love 😍 🥰

  12. Hsien-Hsin Lee (verified owner)

  13. Crystal E. (verified owner)

    A little browning around the leaves but she is recovering well so far

  14. Erica B. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant! Nice and full. Even though I didn’t grow it, I’m a proud plant mom

  15. Nicol Y. (verified owner)

    Healthy and packaged very well! Arrived quickly once shipped.

  16. Burns Forsythe (verified owner)

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  18. Natasha (verified owner)

    This plant is stunning! The customer service here is AMAZING! The photo sent before shipping was accurate. The packaging was unlike anything I’ve seen, not one leaf lost. I ordered a monstera and zz from here and they were beautiful!! I recently ordered a fiddle leaf fig, bird of paradise, and regal shield I can’t wait for them to ship. I definitely keep ordering from here.

  19. Dorothy C. (verified owner)

    Another great addition to my growing plantscape

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