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calathea rufibarba indoor plant
calathea rufibarba indoor plant
calathea rufibarba indoor plant

Calathea Rufibarba


Known as the velvet Calathea due to the tiny hairs that cover it, giving the plant a soft, velvety feel which is unusual in this species. Calathea rufibarba is a tall variety with red stems and deep blue-green, elongated leaves with a dark purple underside. A great Calathea for beginners due to its ease of care and fast growing habit. 

Plant info

  • Botanical name: Calathea rufibarba
  • Common name: Calathea rufibarba, velvet calathea, prayer plant
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Light: Enjoys bright, indirect to medium light. Can handle low light. Do not put in direct sunlight as will burn the leaves. Brighter light will make pink colouring more intense. 
  • Water: Keep soil slightly moist. Handles overwatering better than drought. Leaves will curl when it needs watering and enjoys being bottom watered. 
  • Humidity: Likes humidity but isn't needed. Either place in your bathroom, near a humidifier or place the pot on a tray of wet pebbles to increase the humidity. Leaves will curl or brown at the edges if not receiving enough moisture in the air. 

14cm POT

Please note: The purchased plant may vary from the product image. Plants are living, breathing things – no two are exactly alike, there can be variations in colour, variegation, growth, and maturity.

Most orders ship in 2-4 business days. We dispatch plant orders on Monday and Tuesday each week to avoid any risk of your order sitting in the courier depot over the weekend. If your plant order is placed on Tuesday (after 12pm) - Sunday we will dispatch the following Monday.