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Calathea rufibarba 180mm


Calathea rufibarba, also known as the Velvet Calathea, is native to Brazil. This plant is characterized by its long, narrow leaves with a velvety texture and dark green colour on top, and a burgundy underside. The leaves also have a unique feather-like pattern. Calathea rufibarba is known for its ability to fold its leaves upwards at night, resembling praying hands, and then unfurl them in the morning.

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Calathea Rufibarba Care Info

Calathea Rufibarba, also known as the Velvet Calathea, thrives in bright, indirect light making it perfect for a spot near a window in your home.

  • Lighting: Place in bright, indirect light to maintain the vibrant foliage.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy, water when the top inch of soil feels dry.
  • Humidity: Prefers high humidity levels, mist regularly or place a humidifier nearby.
  • Temperature: Keep in a warm environment between 18-24°C.
  • Fertilizer: Feed monthly during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer.
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to pets, making it a safe option for pet owners.

With the right care, your Calathea Rufibarba will thrive and bring a touch of tropical beauty to your indoor space.

Weight 3.2 kg

Local Delivery Info

This plant will be delivered as it is shown in the photos. Currently, we are limiting delivery to Sydney, Canberra and select areas in between, this allows us to hand-deliver the plants in their nursery container with potting mix as shown in the images. All plants are guaranteed to be delivered in 100% healthy condition. Plants can vary in size and colour based on the growing conditions and season. The plant you receive may be smaller or larger than the plant in the images. It may also be displaying different colours or attributes.

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