Aphelandra squarrosa is a plant species in the family Acanthaceae, which is native to Brazil. In its native range, it grows on shady forest floors and its ability to cope with shade makes it an ideal houseplant. These plants like humidity so make an ideal bathroom plant. Sometime these plants will drop leaves, it's normal, just cut back and watch it grow again - it's a real survivor. We are selling large plants, with very nice variegation. 


Aphelandra squarrosa make a great houseplant gift for friends or family - surprise them with rainforest style! If you are giving Selenicereus as a gift, make sure you include your message at the basket stage. We’ll deliver the houseplant along with a free, handwritten card - and we’ll leave out the paperwork with the price on! 


Aphelandra squarrosa care level

This plant is easy care, great for beginners.


Where should I put this plant?

Likes a bright indirect light, it will also enjoy a sunny spot. 


How should I water this plant?

Water regularly during the active growing season. Likes humidity. 


Should I feed this plant?

Feed once a month in spring and summer with a liquid plant food. Why not try our own vegan, organic plant food?


Is this plant suitable if I have pets?

This plant is toxic to cats and dogs. 


What size is this plant?

W14cm x H30cm


If you would like more information on caring for houseplants, please have a look at our video here



Aphelandra squarrosa