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Calathea Rufibarba - 'Velvet Calathea'

With its distinctive markings, wide range of ‘designs’, and relatively easy-care routine, it’s n...

With its distinctive markings, wide range of ‘designs’, and relatively easy-care routine, it’s not hard to understand why the ‘Calathea’ variant of houseplants is currently so popular in the the world of plants. Each variety stands out from the next with some of them having the most stunning intricate designs seen on foliage, and all are known for their air-purifying qualities they make them an instant winner in any home across the UK.

Calathea Rufibarba is a member of the Marantaceae family and originates from the tropical rainforests of Brazil, so it is used to hot and humid conditions, enjoying warmth and hot air, so a top up of misting to help replicate its' natural environment should help it feel right at home.

Calathea are well known for the fact that they foliage is always eye-catching, not matter the variation. But with the Rufibarba, the design and tones are far subtler. The plant has long, slim and wavy leaves that are light green when first grown. As the leaves age, they change into darker green on the top side and maroon underneath. Unlike other calathea, the stems and underside of the leaves are covered in a soft fuzz.

(All plants come in plastic grow pot unless otherwise stated)

12cm Pot.

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