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Calathea Rufibarba 'Tropistar' - Velvet Calathea
Calathea Rufibarba 'Tropistar' - Velvet Calathea
Calathea Rufibarba 'Tropistar' - Velvet Calathea
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Calathea Rufibarba 'Tropistar' - Velvet Calathea

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Air purifier

 

Nontoxic

   Easy Care
Description

The Calathea Rufibarba also known as the Tropistar or Velvet Calathea is a stunning plant. Its long wavy leaves which have different shades of greens and purples is a great addition to your home with the baby Tropistar being no exception.

The trusty Calathea is often regarded as essential to anyone's collection. There are currently around 60 types of Calathea, with the major difference between them being how stunning the different foliages are. 

Calatheas are also known as 'Prayer Plants', due to the activity of the leaves folding up at night, and opening up again for the sun in the morning (a process known as 'Nyctinasty'). They have long been a favourite of houseplant aficionados and newcomers alike because of their incredible leaf patterns and relative ease of care. They like bright, indirect light and humidity, so giving them a misting a day or making a 'humidity tray' will help them thrive. Calatheas also have an ‘early warning system’ as their leaves react quickly to any problems, making them ideal for someone learning how to maintain their houseplants.

Since Calatheas come in a variety of patterns, shapes, and sizes, they make an ideal addition to any home or as a gift for someone's collection. 

Plant care
I like to keep slightly moist - Water me when the top 2 inches of my soil is dry.
1/2 strength nutrient solution fortnightly between April - October.
My roots like to breathe too - well draining soil suits me best.
I like a temperate climate - 15°c - 24°c.
A bit of humidity suits me well - A spray a day is great.
I like bright indirect sunlight but am shade tolerant.
 About me 
Origin: South America
Family: Marantaceae
Mature length/height: Up to / around 1 metre tall.
Mature spread: Up to / around 50 cm spread.
Time to maturity: 5 years +
Growth rate: Average rate of growth.