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4" Calathea rufibarba
Calathea rufibarba [which as of 2012 has actually been scientifically reclassified to Goeppertia rufibarba] is native to the rainforest understory of Brazil. It is also known as Fuzzy Feather or Velvet Calathea due to the soft, fine hairs that cover the leaves and petioles of the plant. Between possessing narrow, wavy green leaves with deep purple undersides, and getting taller than most other Calatheas, Calathea rufibarba is the perfect addition to any houseplant collection! Though rarely seen flowering while living indoors, when mature Calathea rufibarba will produce small yellow flowers.
Being a member of the Marantaceae family, care will be primarily the same as many other Calatheas-- thriving in lower light conditions, high humidity, and distilled or purified water (as Calathea are sensitive to excess salts and minerals in the water, which will cause leaf tips to yellow or burn)
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General Calathea Care Tips:
Light: Bright indirect sunlight.
Water: Keep soil evenly moist. These plants prefers moist but not soggy soil.
Humidity: These plants love humidity. A lack of humidity can lead to a lot of issues, including crisping leaves and a higher susceptibility to spider mites. You can increase your humidity with a humidifier, misting the plant, keeping it in your bathroom (so long as there is enough light), or by placing it on a pebble tray.
My rufibarba was velvety soft, and beautiful, and moody as all get out. It was packed very well, but looked kinda wan upon receipt. I kept it isolated and never found any evidence of pests, but it failed to thrive with speckling wilting yellowing leaves, and I "retired" it after a few months. It was a bummer - this calathea is so nice to gently pet as you walk by. I'm guessing it's just not a good traveler - I live very far from the shipping warehouse.
My calathea rufibarba came in amazing shape. I've never had such a beautiful plant show up the way Gabriellas plants showed up. I will order again!
continue your excellent job from packing, communication to customers until the product arrives to customer in high satisfaction like I do.
Great plant! Came perfectly packaged.
Always exciting to receive a plants frm Gabriela s coZ all beautiful and pack so well ..thnk you
Absolutely in love with my plants. Packaging was great, communication was amazing.
Plants arrived healthy and as pictured, if not larger.
Beautiful, healthy, and very soft leaves. I love this plant.
This plant arrived expertly packaged. The plant was much bigger than I thought it would be. It’s beautiful with velvety soft deep red on the undersides of it leaves. Beautiful!!
I received mine in perfect condition and the foliage were full and beautiful! I’m impressed with the shipping materials that were used.
This is a beautiful plant! Lots of soft foliage. I just love it. Arrived well packed and arrived healthy.
Pictures don’t do this Calathea justice. It’s beautiful and the texture is on another level
Nice size. Beautiful, healthy plant. The foliage is so soft and fuzzy!
10/10 on packaging, was flawless out of the box! This was my dream plant and it was such a good deal!
Packaged nicely! I didnt see any damage
OMG. The leaves! All my plants that I have ordered are all well wrapped and shipped. Never a broken leaf or soup spillage GP is my go to for all my plants!
This little cutie has soft, velvety leaves. The plants are always packaged with care. Thank you for another beautiful, healthy plant.
This was my best online plant order to date. My plant came packaged very well. It was in greasy shape. Love it! His name is T’challa !
Sweet colorful plant
The plants shipped quickly and were in great condition. They were packaged with care. I'm very happy with my purchase and recommend this company!
Plant came perfectly intact! It was exactly what I expected.
Came in great shape! The plant was full and luscious. It was definitely a great choice buying from Gabriella Plants!
I love this plant! It’s my favorite!
(Photo includes my mist from the humidifier ) my beautiful new plant arrived safe and sound! It is absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks to Shane and crew for all the hard work they have done!
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