Calathea rufibarba (Furry Feather)

Calathea rufibarba Furry Feather 200 mm
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Calathea rufibarba (Furry Feather)

Regular price $22.00
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Looking for a plant that is both beautiful and unique? Look no further than the Calathea rufibarba, otherwise known as the Furry Feather. This Australian native is part of the marantaceae family and is characterized by its variegated leaves and vivid colors. What makes the Calathea rufibarba so special is its ability to raise and lower its leaves throughout the day. In the morning, the leaves are raised up as if in prayer, hence its nickname. As the day goes on, the leaves lower themselves in a graceful sweeping motion. This plant is sure to add both beauty and interest to any home or office. In addition to its visual appeal, the Calathea rufibarba is also known for being low maintenance. It does best in indirect sunlight and humid conditions, making it the perfect plant for those who want to enjoy all the benefits of having a houseplant without all of the hassle. So if you're looking for a plant that is both beautiful and easy to care for, the Calathea rufibarba is the perfect choice for you. Add one to your cart today and see how this unique plant can brighten up your space.

Light requirement: Bright indirect sunlight, Medium indirect sunlight, and Low light tolerant

Water requirement: High

Watering frequency: When top 5cm of potting mix is dry to the touch

Soil: Moist but well-drained, slightly acidic

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Fast

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: (1) Due to frost sensitivity, we recommend bringing them indoors during winter or growing in an area protected from strong winter winds and mulching well.
(2) Prune off old dying leaves to keep the plant looking great.

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Drought tolerance: Low

Frost tolerance: Low

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Brown spots, spider mites, mealybugs, fungus gnats, root rot

Mature height: 80 cm

Mature width: 50 cm

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Green with dark purple undersides

Variegation: Yes

Size: Large

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; but primarily grown for it's foliage

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Fruit: Insignificant

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