Native to Tropical Brazil, the Rufibarba is a gorgeous plant that has very distinctive slim leaves that are a lush deep green on top and a dark purple underneath. This plant gets its common name, Velvet Calathea, from the soft texture of the underside of its leaves. This is also great at purifying the air.
enjoys a humid environment so regular misting is important. Occasionally dust or wipe leaves with a damp cloth to help keep pores clear.
avoid overwatering and aim to keep soil moist but not soggy. Do not allow the soil to dry out completely. Reduce the amount of water given during the winter months.
bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and studies make for ideal locations.
this plant can be kept at normal room temperature, not below 15c and avoid draughts.
Your plant's pot should have holes in the bottom so it is able to drain water easily.
If reusing a pot that had other plants in it, it is recommended you wash the pot, killing any mould or bacteria.
Do not over water your plant as the roots will rot.
Most plants need to be kept by a good source of natural light.
You should fertilise your plant every two months. You can use all purpose fertiliser.
Any dead or fallen leaves should be removed to prevent bacteria and mould. Dead branches should also be removed.
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