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Calathea rufibarba - Velvet Calathea
Calathea rufibarba - Velvet Calathea
Calathea rufibarba - Velvet Calathea
Calathea rufibarba - Velvet Calathea
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Calathea rufibarba - Velvet Calathea

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So-called Furry Feather or Velvet Calathea due to the tiny hairs that cover its waxy leaves and stems and give the plant a soft, velvety feel.

Calathea rufibarba is a tall Calathea variety with red stems and deep blue-green, elongated leaves with a dark purple underside. is a member of the Maranta family along with Stromanthe and Ctenanthe. All have exquisite foliage and are known as Prayer Plants due to the way the leaves close upwards at night.

Light: Bright indirect to medium light, will tolerate some shade

Water: Keep the soil moist at all times, but definitely do not allow the plant to sit in water or in very wet soil.

Temperature: Prefers warm to high temperatures, 18-23°C Avoid draughts and ensure the plant has reasonable ventilation.

Feed: Apply a weak dose of fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season

Size: Pot Diameter x Total Height - 14cm x 50cm
Choose a cover pot with a 16cm+ diameter