Pronounciation: Ha-wor-thee-OP-sis at-ten-u-A-ta
Landscape Use: Nice container plant for up close display on patios and front entryways, rock garden display plant, botanical collections, indoor house plant.
Form & Character: Evergreen, heavily clumping, VERY STIFF, rigid to spreading with age, diminuative and classy.
Growth Habit: Stiffly basally branched and clumping, very slow growth rate to 8 to 12 inches in height and 1 to 2 feet in width.
Foliage/texture: Small, succulent dull green leaves tapering to a sharp point, leaves on abaxial surface with distinct white markings, linear to lanceolate less than than 3 inches in length; medium fine texture.
Flowers & fruits: Multiple small white flowers in spring borne on elongated 8 to 14 inches long stalks called keels; fruit inconspicuous.
Seasonal color: Subtle flower colors in spring.
Light: Eastern morning sun only, otherwise shade.
Soil: Use a coarse well-drained substrate if zebra plant is growing in a container, otherwise well-drained soil.
Watering: Infrequent but regular water needed.
Pruning: None except to remove spent flower stalks in mid-summer.
Propagation: Division of offsets in a clump.
Disease and pests: None
Additional comments: Zebra plant is a great container or rock garden display plant that does surprisingly well in Phoenix outdoors in protected locations.