Zebra Haworthia care – Haworthia Fasciata


Hi everyone, welcome to Plants and Lucia! !y
name is Lucia and this is Ortencia. Today we’re going to learn how to take
care of the zebra plant. Okay coming up! Whether you’re coming back or this is
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let’s get to the video. This beautiful succulent has become a very popular
house plant lately. It is commonly known as a Zebra cactus,
the Pearl plant, the star window plant, or the cushion alo. And this common names
are actually related to her appearance. The zebra plant has fleshy green
leaves that are generously covered with white pearly bands; it almost looks like
a zebra, and the white parts look like pearls; and of course the form of the
plant looks like an aloe, a mini aloe of course. The Zebra plant, depending on the
species, generally grows from 3 to 5 inches. But there are some species that
can grow up to 20 inches. It is a beautiful plant and it is very easy to
take care of. Now let’s see how this plants can be very happy at our house. In
terms of temperature, keep your plant in a room that is between 10 to 24 degrees
Celsius. Remember during summer keep her in a room that is warmer and then in the
winter she will be okay in a room that is a little cooler. This plant doesn’t need
any humidity. What it does require though is good ventilation; especially at night
when they take in carbon dioxide for photosynthesis If you want to make sure
of good air circulation, you can put a fan close to her so she can breathe In
terms of light, put your plant in a room that is bright and gets enough sunlight
just avoid direct sunlight. Actually in the wild you can
find this plant behind a rock or another object so they do like bright light but
they really avoid direct sunlight. There are different ways to know if you are
providing too much sunlight or not enough sunlight for your plant. White or
yellow leaves usually signify that you are providing too much sunlight. If the plant is not
getting enough light, her green color will fade. The way that I
water this plant is actually in a moderate way. So the way that I check is
with my finger; I put my finger inside the soil until the second knuckle. Once I
feel that the soil is dry, then I water. And the method that I use is bottom
watering method. I usually water this plant thoroughly and
let the water drain down. This is very important you guys, you don’t want your
plant to be sitting in soaked soil that is not good for any plant and especially
is not good for a succulent In the winter your plant will not need so much
water; so make sure you water it less often. But anyways if you check the soil
with your finger you will see that the soil in the winter actually dries slower. Zebra plants actually really love
well-drained potting mix So what I do is I use succulent potting mix and then I
add 50% of perlite. You can also use a cactus mix You can also add a layer of
sand on the top This will keep the neck of the plant dry and it will prevent
rot. This decorative plants can be grown in
interesting containers actually. You can grow them in teacups or even in baby
shoes. If you do this though make sure that the container has the appropriate
drainage. If your container doesn’t have drainage holes, it may be a good idea
to take out the plant and actually add some gravel to the bottom. This
will help with drainage and it will reduce the wicking action of the soil
above So how do you take care of your zebra plant? Make sure to comment below so
we can all learn together! as I always say, if you would like to join this
community you’re always welcome! So make sure to subscribe so we can see each
other every Tuesday Thursday and talk about plants! And as always I will see
you in the next video OK, byeeeee!


15 Responses

  1. Ron Riggs

    August 15, 2019 7:50 pm

    Fantastic! Nice looking Zebra Plant.
    Wonderful job of explaining.
    Oh and I love how you say "gravel"! With a really long "A". 😁😁😁

  2. Xavier Cáceres

    August 15, 2019 9:16 pm

    WoW ! Ya casi 1000 suscriptores !! Nice 🙂
    Quizas para este verano sume algunas suculentas que hagan compañia a mis cactus 😀 , muy linda planta.
    Cada vez mas completos los videos, gracias por todos los tips y datos. Saludos desde Arg

  3. MakeupByShannonMarie

    August 19, 2019 8:13 pm

    What fun!! I just bought my first plant for inside my apartment and am so nervous, haha! I love these tips, thank you!!

  4. Saliim Mohammed1

    September 4, 2019 8:19 pm

    I just bought a Zebra Haworthia and these tips will help to keep my plant happy and healthy, thnks 🙂

  5. ELY_ 89

    September 5, 2019 1:51 am

    hola soy nueva en tu canal!! justo hoy compre una planta igual en clearence at lowes!! x $1 dollar. esta maltratada pero espero rescatarla..tiene 2 hijuelos y buena raiz..

  6. PlantManUli

    September 16, 2019 3:56 am

    So my boyfriend just gave me his little plant, and i only just found out that it is a succulent. he had it in a large cereal bowl (without drainage holes) with other succulent plants, but they all died on him, i assume because of poor drainage. But the only one that did survive was his Zebra Haworthia. Now.. my question is…. i understand they like well drainage, but what if i couldn't find any Succulent & Cacti potting soil at the store? 🙁 can i still use regular potting soil that contains perlite? should i just water until its completely dry, to prevent root rot? I really want to keep it alive.

  7. Haley Doll

    November 9, 2019 2:09 am

    I just wanted to say that I am new to your channel. I’ve been watching you for a few weeks now. When I gather a new plant I look your videos up to see if you’ve covered it!

    You are so informative and I love your intros! Really a fantastic channel! Thank you


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