Calathea rufibarba is a tall Calathea variety with red stems and deep blue-green, elongated leaves with a dark purple underside. Also called Velvet Calathea due to the tiny hairs that cover its waxy leaves and stems and give the plant a soft, velvety feel.
- Light: Indirect medium sunlight to partial shade
- Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry. Mist regularly. Does not tolerate drought.
- Additionally: Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing. Can be sensitive to hard tap water. Try using filtered water or leaving water out overnight before using.