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Ghost or Snowflake..but its etheral..


By Stan510

Ghost or Snowflake..but its etheral.. (Aphelandra squarrosa (Zebra plant))

Whatever this is named...its a cultivar of Aphelandra squarrosa.
Later in the year,I can post in bloom. Blooms are about 1/3 smaller then the sp.
Still,lights up a dark spot outdoors.

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Such pretty leaves ...

24 Jan, 2017


Looks ghostly too Stan but beautiful as well. It's not always about flowers.

24 Jan, 2017


Yes .. with many plants the leaves are more attractive than the flowers !

24 Jan, 2017


Thanks!.I should take a cutting this spring. I don't see this for sale and it also is slow growing and I suspect they are not long lived shrubs.
To think it was a $1 bin buy of plants the local giant store was going to toss soon.
It always amazes me how a plant can be sold everywhere inexpensively...then you wont see it again. Sometimes ever.

28 Jan, 2017


This one isn't so easy to grow. I've had one once. It needs lots of warmth and humidity to do well.

28 Jan, 2017


When I looked this up I was surprised to see it's a variety of the Zebra plant we grow here as a houseplant. Does it have the same bright yellow flowers? For some reason the flowers remind me of pineapples, don't know why.

31 Jan, 2017


The same yellow flowers TS..but,1/3 the size of the regular Zebra Plant.
Andy- it has done better in the shady back yard then on my front porch- that's warmer.

1 Feb, 2017


I've grown the variegated plant Zebra plant here outside, it does well. This one was more difficult to keep alive for me for some reason.

2 Feb, 2017

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