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.
- Categories: Indoor Plants
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).