Calathea Rufibarba "Furry Feather" - Prayer Plant - 6" Pot (Rare)

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Rufibarba is nicknamed the ‘Furry Feather Calathea’ because its wavy leaves and stems are covered with little hairs that give it a velvet feel.  The undersides of these leaves are purple. 

The plant's common name is due to its fuzzy, fur-like underleaf texture, which is unusual in its genus. Common as a houseplant, the species requires warm temperatures, shade, and humidity to thrive, and may produce small yellow flowers.

This plant will grow from 2 to 3 feet tall

 

An inexpensive hygrometer is a good investment to ensure the right conditions. Here are ways to raise the humidity: 

Bathrooms offer a steam treatment with every shower and make great high-humidity sites if the light is right. Kitchens and laundry rooms are other spots to consider.

Groupings is a tried-and-true method is nature’s way. Don’t overcrowd the plants—you don’t want them to share bugs or interfere with air circulation—but keep them close enough to let mutual transpiration do its thing.


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