Leaves keep falling off my Zebra plant, any ideas? - Knowledgebase Question

Summerdale, Al
Question by rdanderson
April 6, 2009
I have a Zebra plant (Stripes Forever). I keep it on my kitchen table. It is getting taller and putting on beautiful new growth on the top of the plant. However, the problem is that leaves keep falling off. Do you have any suggestions?

Answer from NGA
April 6, 2009


What you describe is normal and natural. As the plant ages it can lose it's lower leaves. So, to keep a full appearance, pinch the plant back when it becomes leggy. The cutting can be rooted in a container of water. Pinching will result in a full plant because it forces dormant buds to produce more leaves. Enjoy your zebra plant!

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