Calathea Rufibarba also known as “Velvet Calathea” can be characterized as having distinctive lush deep green leaves on top and a dark purple underneath. This plant gets its common name, Velvet Calathea, from the fuzzy texture of its leaves. These beauties are well-suited for spots in the bedroom or bathroom! Not only does this plant look special, it is also great at purifying the surrounding air.
Partial shade to indirect sunlight.
Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings.
Use well-draining and fertile soil (can be prepared by mixing cocopeats,vermicompost, vermiculite and perlite in an equal ratio).
Fertilize monthly with a well-balanced standard fertilizer.
Normal room humidity (15C-23C).