The Calathea Rubibarba indoor house plant.
Close up of the leaves of the Velvet Calathea plant, which is a member of the Prayer plant or Maranta family.
Velvet Calathea office plant in a Berg's Simona Rosa handmade indoor house plant pot.
Prayer Plant in a Berg's Simona Emerald green glazed handmade plant pot.

Calathea Rubibarba - Velvet Calathea

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The Velvet Calathea is aptly named for its soft, furry foliage. This dreamy tactile plant is also very pleasing to the eye with its playful, zig-zag fronds. The leaves have a deep burgundy underside and a rich green surface on top. 

Like all Calathea, it is part of the Prayer plant family, and native to Brazil. Being a tropical plant, it loves humidity and benefits from being misted regularly. 

This plant is relatively easy-going and enjoys a bright spot in your home.

This plant is part of our child & pet-friendly range as it is non-toxic.

Care

Light

Velvet Calathea thrive in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight which may harm the leaves. 

Water

A happy medium is best - keep the soil slightly damp, but not drenched. Try not to let it dry out too much. You can test the soil for moisture with your fingers. 

Tips

This plant is a fast-growing and can reach up to 1 meter in height. It loves a humid environment, so a regular misting will be beneficial. 

Size

Your Calathea Rubibarba currently lives in a (12cm diameter, 9cm height) nursery pot. 

They're 45-50cm in height (Pot base to leaf tip). 

Child & Pet Friendly Range

This plant is part of our child & pet-friendly range as it is non-toxic.