This calathea rufibarba is such a cutie!
It is also known as a 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.
It is a tall and proud Calathea with red stems and deep blue-green leaves with a dark purple underside. It is a striking plant, guaranteed to add impact to any home.
Here's a fun plant fact for you… Calatheas symbolise new beginnings. This meaning comes from the saying to ‘turn over a new leaf’, which is what the plant does when closing up at night and opening again in the morning.
Great at removing a whole host of toxins from the air in your home and office.
To keep your plant looking healthy it's best to use distilled water. Rain water or water from your tumble drier will be fine. Keep the soil moist but not water logged, recommended watering pattern is once a week.
Calathea plants need bright, but not direct, sunlight to grow. Too much sunlight can burn their leaves.
Like a lot of low light plants, Calathea tend to grow fairly slowly. They don't tend to grow much taller than 2 feet.
It's a great small houseplant for bathrooms and kitchens. It likes high humidity, so can be placed in other rooms but you may want to consider a humidifier.
Delivered in a 12cm pot.