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Zebra Plant- Haworthia fasciata

If you're looking for an attractive succulent that's easy to care for and adds a touch of uniqueness to your indoor garden, then the Zebra Plant is a great choice. This plant is named for its striking zebra-like stripes on its leaves, which makes it a stand out amongst other succulents. It's a slow-growing, compact plant perfect for small spaces or as part of a larger succulent arrangement.

Rosette plump spike-tipped leafed plant with white horizontal stripes.

General Care


Thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so placing them in a spot where they receive bright, filtered light for several hours a day is best. If you notice the leaves turning brown or yellow, it could be a sign that the plant is receiving too much direct sunlight.


The Zebra Plant is a succulent and can store water in its leaves, so it doesn't require frequent watering. It's important to allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again.


This little beauty can tolerate low humidity levels. It doesn't require any special humidity requirements, but it benefits from occasional misting during the heat of summer. This can help keep the leaves from drying out too much.


Well-draining soil is required, as it's prone to root rot if the soil is too moist. Mix sand, perlite or pumice with regular potting soil to create a well-draining mix. This will help prevent the soil from becoming waterlogged.

Baby Zebra Plant in a pot.

Common Problems

One of the most common problems with the zebra plant is root rot caused by overwatering. To prevent this, ensure the soil is completely dry before watering again. Also, make sure the plant is not sitting in water, as this can lead to root rot.

Another common problem is mealybugs, which can appear as white, cotton-like spots on the leaves. You can treat this problem with a solution of water and dish soap or with an insecticide specifically designed for succulents.

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