Calathea - Rufibarba / Velvet
The most tactile of houseplants, the leaves do really feel like the softest velvet. Not as bright as a lot of this family the leaves are a rich green on the top and a dark burgandy underneath. Long and arching form great for many interior design schemes.
Origin: South America.
Botanical name: Calathea rufibarba.
Max height: 61cm.
Toxins removed: N/A.
Pet Friendly: Non-toxic.
Plant Care Guide
Water: Moderate. Achieve moist, but not soggy soil during warmer months. Reduce watering on cooler months, allow soil to dry out before watering.
Light: Indirect bright sun-light. Leaves will be damaged in direct sun.
Temperature: 18 - 27ºC. Ideal room temperature.
Humidity: High. 60%+. Gently mist leaves once a week with distilled water.
Soil: Good drainage potting mix. 6.0 - 7.0 ph.
Fertilizer: Once a week in spring & summer.