The Calathea Rufibarba is a special houseplant originating from the tropical regions of Brazil and Columbia. What makes this houseplant so special is that it really seems to 'live'. When the sun goes down, the leaves close themselves and open again when the morning sun comes. Besides the fact that this plant seems to be alive, the appearance of the leaves also makes this plant very special. The leaves have a specific shape: they are long, lanceolate leaves with a wavy edge. The top of these leaves is olive green and the bottom dark red. This houseplant will look great in any interior. Apart from being a real eye-catcher, it will also improve the air quality in your room.
Care & tips Calathea Rufibarba - 40cm
The Calathea Rufibarba is a tropical houseplant that likes a little higher humidity. When the humidity is too low it will lose its ornamental value, its leaves will develop brown spots and its colour will fade. Of course you want to prevent this! It is therefore a good idea to give the Calathea Rufibarba a helping hand by regularly watering it.
Water requirements for Calathea Rufibarba - 40cm
The Calathea Rufibarba likes a moist soil. However, make sure it does not stay wet for too long. Between waterings, the top layer of potting soil should not dry out. It is important that the soil always stays moist. Too much water can cause root rot and you want to prevent this of course. Therefore, keep a close eye on the soil (especially in the initial period). If you notice that the soil feels dry two days after watering, it is best to water a little more the next time. If, however, you notice that the soil is still very wet after five days, then it is better to give less water the next time you water.
Light requirements Calathea Rufibarba - 40cm
The Calathea Rufibarba will thrive in a light spot with indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight is a real 'no go' for this plant, its leaves will fail and no new leaves will be produced. If this houseplant is placed in a place that is too dark, it will lose its leaf pattern. In both cases we advise you to move the plant, it will recover by itself. It is best to place the Calathea Rufibarba in a place out of the draught. When the plant is in the draught it will suffer from spider mite and lice.
Is the Calathea Rufibarba - 40cm poisonous?
The Calathea Rufibarba is not poisonous, so you don't need to be careful with small children and pets.
How is my Calathea Rufibarba shipped?
This beautiful houseplant will be delivered in a cultivation pot. All our plants are shipped in a specially designed shipping box. The unique interior of the shipping box ensures that the houseplants are firmly positioned in the box and cannot move around. Houseplants don't mind being in a dark box for a day. This way, we make sure that your green friends are delivered to your home in tip-top shape.
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