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Calathea rufibarba, Velvet Calathea, Fuzzy Pheasant Feather, Furry Feather

Calathea rufibarba

Velvet Calathea, Fuzzy Pheasant Feather, Furry Feather
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brasil
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The under side of the foliage, along with the stems are rich burgundy in color. The stems are covered with fine purplish-brown hairs. The upper foliage of Calathea rufibarba is semi-glossy, and olive green in color.

Place your Calathea rufibarba in bright filtered or indirect light.

Keep the Calathea's soil moist but not soggy. It is very beneficial to place your Calathea rufibarba on a pebble tray to increase the humidity level near the plant, but do not allow the plant to sit in water as this will cause root rot. Because of their tropical climate requirements, Calatheas work very well in terrariums.


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Calathea rufibarba - Fuzzy Pheasant Feather

Velvet Furry. A favorite of landscapers, this thin fuzzy rippled leaf Calathea is very attractive as well as durable. A purple leaf back adds to this plants rich color and texture.
The upper foliage of Calathea rufibarba is semi-glossy, and olive green in color. The under side of the foliage, along with the stems are rich burgundy in color. The stems are covered with fine purplish-brown hairs. Place your Calathea rufibarba in bright filtered or indirect light.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$17.95