Calathea Rubifarba

Calathea rubifarba
£13.50

Notable for its richly variegated leaves that fold inwards at night, the Calathea rufibarba is a beauty to behold.

To keep your calathea looking its best, keep it somewhere that’s not too dark but out of direct sunlight. Water it when the top inch or two of soil is dry, and give the leaves an occasional misting to keep them looking fresh.

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Key Facts

  • Origin
    South America

    Light
    Low to medium indirect light

    Watering
    When top soil feels dry

    Ideal temperature
    20-30°C

    Did you know?
    This plant is also known as a ‘peacock plant’

Plant Bio

Although it’s native to the rainforests of the South American Amazon, this stunning plant will look great in any home. In fact, it’s perfect to give as a housewarming gift as for many people the calathea symbolises new beginnings. This is because of the English phrase ‘to turn over a new leaf’, which this plant famously does when it gets dark. So if you see your plant’s leaves start to curl don’t worry – as soon as the sun comes out its leaves will unfurl again, showing off a beautiful tapestry of colours and patterns.

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