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Zebra Plant

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Aphelandra squarrosa (commonly called "zebra plant"), spotted at the Garfield Park Conservatory, is a plant species in the family Acanthaceae, which is native to Atlantic Forest vegetation of Brazil. This plant is often used as a house plant.

This plant likes lots of light, but not direct. It does not bloom often, but it can be encouraged to bloom by prolonged daily exposure to light. It is also very sensitive to moisture content; too much or too little water will cause the lower leaves to brown and fall off. It likes to be kept moist but not wet. On average needs small amounts of water often rather than a thorough watering once in a while.

Photo captured April 27, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/100 second F/5.3 ISO 400 62 mm

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Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot
Have a lovely day :)

13 Jun 2012 5:23am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super detail

13 Jun 2012 6:18am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent tight framing. Beautiful visual effect.

13 Jun 2012 7:00am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful crisp and refreshing image. I like the way your close-ups in this series complement the earlier Conservatory shots.

13 Jun 2012 8:29am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful green.. lovely details

13 Jun 2012 8:36am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful framing and light !

13 Jun 2012 8:56am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent perspective for this shot, Steven!

13 Jun 2012 11:15am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A beautiful capture of this amazing plant. Fabulous lines and beautiful light . Beautifully captured and presented.

13 Jun 2012 12:01pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful leaves... So shiny ! Excellent capture. Have a lovely day :)

13 Jun 2012 12:03pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful frame and closeup

13 Jun 2012 12:56pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Magnificent detail - I love these plants...always want to get one :-)

13 Jun 2012 2:43pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful detail and framing. These plants always catch my eye, too.

13 Jun 2012 3:47pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a graphic shot of the veins in this leaves!

13 Jun 2012 4:51pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Such lovely lush green

13 Jun 2012 5:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely image of the finicky plants. They wouldn't survive at my house.

13 Jun 2012 6:00pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful light and colors on this beautiful framed image !

13 Jun 2012 6:37pm

Florence from Paris, France

I love your point of view dear. Extraordinary process as usual.
Colors and above all, lights are at their best.

13 Jun 2012 7:19pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful leafy foliage and a very healthy looking plant! Great photo!

13 Jun 2012 8:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


13 Jun 2012 8:57pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

It's a very demanding plant, but well worth the trouble. Perfect image.

13 Jun 2012 9:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This makes such a lovely pattern! Beautiful!

14 Jun 2012 2:15am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

What an Excellent close up presenting the plant so beautifully including an informative text, we have an apartment plant here in Iran similar in design but different in variety of red, yellow, green sold in florist shops.

14 Jun 2012 4:33am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Great detail, and I like the angle!

14 Jun 2012 4:43am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nicely shot.

14 Jun 2012 4:48am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Luscious shot. Really beautifully designed.

14 Jun 2012 3:23pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful graphic pattern ... if you look long enough, it does look like a zebra herd ...

16 Jun 2012 8:21pm