Interior Jungle

Furry Feather Calathea (Calathea Rufibarba)

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Styled in Aztec Planter

The Calathea is a genus of plants belonging to the family Marantaceae. There are a large number of species in the genus. The Calathea is native to the Americas.

The Calathea rufibarba or commonly called Furry Feather or Velvet Calathea has striking leaves are the attraction for tropical gardeners and indoor plant lovers as well. Calathea rufibarba has long, narrow deep green leaves with a deep purple underside. The Calathea rufibarba gets is common name from the furry or velvety feel of the underside of the leaf. Calatheas grow by means of a creeping rhizome. Your plant will expand quickly enough to fill a decorative pot or that shady area in your garden.

Pet Friendly
Yes. Calathea are non-toxic for pets

Plant Group

Size (Can grow to)
Medium 20-50cm

Growth Habit
Upright, Shrub

Calatheas require bright indirect sunlight but are tolerant of lower light conditions, making them great indoor houseplants.

Medium - high humidity is crucial in dry, indoor spaces. Never allow roots to be soaked with standing water but they do enjoy continuous availability of water in their soil. Reduce watering slightly in winter.