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4" Calathea rufibarba
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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.