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Calathea rufibarba (House Plant)

Goeppertia rufibarba

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

Exotic; patterned foliage.

Perfect for a shaded spot.

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This one is grown for its fabulous rippling foliage that brings movement and energy to your interior design. as not all Calatheas are brightly patterned!  The narrow green leaves arch gently from upright stems, showing off their burgundy undersides which have the texture of soft velvet. Calathea rufibarba is an elegant tropical plant which will enjoy a warm, humid room such as a kitchen or bathroom. For a really exotic display, group it with some of its vibrant cousins for a memorable display in the conservatory. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Tender Perennial

greenhouseconservatory

dappled shade


1 x 12cm potted calathea plant (KA2874)

Position Calathea in a warm room away from cold draughts and radiators, with a constant temperature above 16C (60F). Average room temperatures of 18C (65F) - 24C (75F) are preferable. Calathea require a bright but lightly shaded spot, well away from the direct glare of the sun.
Water Calathea freely between spring and autumn using tepid rainwater where possible, and allowing the pot to drain well after each watering. In winter, reduce watering but do not allow the compost to completely dry out. House plants should be fed regularly between March and September when they are in active growth. Calathea appreciates a humid atmosphere - stand it on a tray filled with pebbles and water. As the water evaporates it will increase humidity around the plant.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

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