Hanging Zebrin - Grass Zebra
The family is commeline. Homeland - Central America.
The name of the plant “zebrine”, apparently, is due to the presence on the leaves of silver or white stripes running along the entire length of the leaves, like black and white stripes on the back of a zebra. The perennial herbaceous zebrina plant has small shiny leaves 5 to 6.5 cm long, multicolor on the top, and purple below. This plant blooms in spring and summer with bright pink flowers. Zebrina is often confused with a tradescantia very close to her.
Accommodation. The plant prefers a place that is bright and protected from direct sunlight. With a lack of light, shoots become unsightly. The plant is ampelous, shoots of zebrins hang from baskets and pots.
Care. In summer, moderate watering is necessary, in winter it is limited, but the humidity of the earthen coma is checked. Zebrina loves high humidity, so it is recommended to put the pot with the plant on a tray filled with water with gravel and often spray from a spray bottle. The plant is fed with complex fertilizers every two weeks.
Pests and diseases. The main pests are spider mites and aphids. With waterlogging, leaf spotting is likely.
Breeding possibly apical cuttings in a moist substrate or in water, where they quickly root.
Propagate these plants from cuttings annually and plant several pieces together.