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Calathea rufibarba - Velvet Calathea

SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
12cm grow pot
14cm grow pot
19cm grow pot
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with a 20cm+ opening
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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. Tropical indoor flair for all living spaces!

Calathea rufibarba - Velvet Calathea Care & Info Guide


Horty Hints

Dinner time! Fertilising your plant every three months during the growing season with a liquid fertiliser will keep your plant colourful and vibrant. It will also encourage faster growth!

Living on the edge! Crisping up at the edges of leaves is a watering issue not humidity. This plant is sensitive to chlorine in tap water, so allow it to stand overnight to diffuse before use, and maintain an even moist soil. Brown leaf tips may occur.

What's got you down? Leaf droop happens naturally during the day with some calathea, they then sit more upright at night, however if leaf droop is combined with dry air and soil, the plant needs more water and humidity.

Please note: images show how this plant may look at various stages of maturity. The size you choose may look different.