Elephant's Ear (Zebrina)From £22
My piercing arrow-shaped leaves supported on my zebra-patterned striped stems are sure to grab attention.
I can be slightly demanding to keep looking at my finest, so I am a great plant when you are ready to step up your plant game!
The Stem Pledge
To see me at my best
I like hot and steamy - somewhere bright in a kitchen or bathroom would be perfect; if those won't do that's fine just make sure to mist me regularly!
The table gives a guide to the size of this plant and how it will fit into your space. Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.
How to look after me
I'm a bit of a sun worshipper, but keep me out of direct summer sunshine which can scorch my leaves.
Keep my soil moist but not wet at all times; make sure to water me less frequently in winter.
Feed me once a month in spring and summer.
Mist me frequently!
If I look like I need perking up, try giving me warm distilled, filtered or rain-water.
Things to look out for
Plant dying backIn winter your plant will go into dormancy; if it is not winter though and your plant is dying back check location, light and watering.
Brown, crispy leavesPotentially hard water is causing problems or humidity is too low.
Wilting plantCheck compost and aim for moist not wet soil, make sure there is no root rot.
ToxicityAll parts are poisonous - keep away from pets and children.