Aphelandra squarrosa is a plant species in the family Acanthaceae, which is native to the Atlantic Forest vegetation of Brazil. This plant is often used as a house plant. This plant is cited in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius.
This evergreen perennial produces green leaves with white markings and upright yellow flower bracts in summer. It is ideal for planting in a pot for a shady courtyard or taking it inside.