Calathea rufibarba (19cm pot)
This sumptuously soft, Velvet Calathea has wavy leaves with deep red stems. It is the perfect replacement for a vase of flowers with its fabulous texture and upright shape.
The Calathea genus contains some of the most recognisable houseplants which can also be identified under the Geoppertia genus. These plants can be found natively across the tropical rainforests of South America.
Calathea are part of the Marantaceae family which are known for their ability to move their leaves depending on available light. This is known as nastic movement. Calathea are a great pet friendly houseplant option.
Nursery Pot Size: 19cm
Fits Decorative Pot Size: 21cm
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Position out of any direct sunight! If in a shadier spot, the plant will offer less growth and require less water.
Thoroughly water, then allow the top 3 to 4cm of compost to dry before re-watering. Water less in winter when the plant is growing more slowly. Over-watering can cause root rot.
Feed every second time you water through spring and summer with a quality liquid plant food. There is no need to feed this plant in winter.
This plant enjoys humidity. Place in a bathroom and/or mist regularly with water.
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