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Calathea Rufibarba 'Furry Feather'

Calathea Rufibarba 'Furry Feather'

Regular price $28.28 USD
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Common Names: Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant
Botanical Name: Calathea Rufibarba 'Furry Feather'

Calathea Rufibarba 'Furry Feather' Description

The 'Furry Feather' features elongated leaves that arch gracefully from the central base of the plant. The leaves are dark green on the top and have a purple hue underneath, with tiny hairs that give them a soft, velvety texture. This not only adds to the tactile appeal but also enhances the plant's visual interest. The plant typically grows in a clumping form and can reach up to 2-3 feet in height, making it a striking addition to indoor plant collections.

Care Plan for Calathea Rufibarba 'Furry Feather'

Light: This plant prefers medium to bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves. If the lighting is too low, the plant may become leggy as it stretches towards the light.

Watering: Water the 'Furry Feather' when the top inch of soil becomes dry. It prefers consistent moisture, so aim to keep the soil evenly damp but not waterlogged. Overwatering or poor drainage can lead to root rot. Use distilled or rainwater to avoid leaf tip burn from the salts and chemicals often found in tap water.

Humidity: High humidity is crucial for the health of this Calathea, reflecting its native rainforest environment. Use a humidifier, mist the plant regularly, or place it on a pebble tray filled with water to maintain high humidity levels.

Temperature: Keep the plant in temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid drafts, sudden temperature changes, and environments below 60°F (15°C), as cold can severely stress the plant.

Child and Pet Safety: The Calathea Rufibarba 'Furry Feather' is non-toxic and safe for both pets and children, making it a worry-free choice for households with furry friends and little ones.

General Tips: Fertilize every month during the growing season with a diluted, balanced fertilizer to encourage growth. Rotate the plant periodically to ensure even growth on all sides. Regularly clean the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and keep them looking vibrant.


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