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Calathea rufibarba - Velvet Calathea
NAME - Calathea rufibarba - Velvet Calathea
Also known as 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 elongated leaves with a dark purple underside.
ORIGIN - Tropical Americas.
SIZE - Plant Size: H45cm. Plastic pot Size: W13 x H10.5cm
LIGHT - Calathea need plenty of diffused light Avoid direct sunlight which will cause the leaves to fade and lose their markings. They can tolerate some degree of shade, but the better the light conditions, the more you will be rewarded by fine foliage.
WATER - Calathea must be kept in damp soil at all times. Little and often as a watering policy, avoid letting the soil dry out!
SAFETY - Non-Toxic
FEED - Apply a weak dose of fertiliser once or twice a month between April to September.
DELIVERY - Plant orders are taken between Monday’s & Tuesday’s. so deliveries can be delivered before the weekend. This is so plants are not left in boxes over the weekend which can affect there quality. Any orders taken between Tuesday to Sunday will be dispatched on Monday.
*Please note the photograph is an example. Each plant is an individual living plant and there will be variations in size and colour.