Calathea rufibarba - Furry Feather Plant

Also known as Furry Feather or Velvet Calathea, this tall plant has tiny hairs that cover its waxy leaves and stems and give the plant a soft, velvety feel. A gorgeous Calathea variety with red stems and deep blue-green, elongated leaves with a dark purple underside. 


Fancy a lovely pot to put this beauty in? Here is our collection of pots which fit 17cm to 23cm nursery pots.


Nursery pot size: 17cm

Height (approx.): 50cm


  • Natural habitat: The jungles of the Amazon in South America, where they live beneath dense vegetation.
  • Light: Thrives in medium to bright indirect light but will tolerate low indirect light. Direct sun will cause the leaves to fade over time.
  • Watering: Ideally keep the soil moist (but not soggy). Do not allow to sit in water. Calatheas prefer distilled water – fussy or what? Leaving a jug or bucket of tap water out for 24 hours before watering should help.
  • Temperature: Prefers warm rooms - does not like cold spaces or draughts.
  • Pets: Not troublesome to pets.


Note: All our plants are unique, the plant you receive might not be identical to the one photographed but we're sure you're going to love it either way!


*Price is for plant in nursery pot only, does not include decorative pot.

Calathea rufibarba - Furry Feather Plant

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