Furry Feather Rubibarba
Common Name: Elger grass, Velvet Calathea
Botanical Name: Calathea Rufibarba
Other names: Furry Feather Rubibarba
‘Furry Feather Rubibarba’ is an evergreen shrub which can be used for a wide range of landscape situations, including wide spacing, central focus point, accent, indoor décor, etc. The elongated, dark green leaves have a striking wave-like shape that gives the plant an energetic & lively effect. This Brazilian beauty is also known for its air-purifying properties and its unusual leaf movement – the leaves spread open in the morning to catch sunlight and shut themselves down by going upwards. The towering yet dense foliage, is the most alluring feature of this plant. Though it demands a little bit of care as compared to other indoor plants, it will be a piece of admiration for years to come.
Growth Habits: Up to 1 meter high
Soil Requirement: Any well drained potting mix
Watering Schedule: Only when the soil is dry to touch
Light condition: Bright indirect sunlight
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 18 - 25 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: You will need to repot this plant every two years. Choose a pot a size bigger than the previous container while repotting.
Suitable Locations: Places where the plant can get indirect light like Shaded balcony, closer to window, floor accent, lobby, etc.
• Keep providing the soil with organic fertilizer once in a while for proper growth. • Right place for this plant is very important. You will need to find a spot of good indirect light. Too much sunlight can damage the leaves. • You can mist the leaves while watering to maintain a high humidity level for the plant. • You can wipe the big leaves of this plant with a moistened cloth or cotton to remove dust & dirt. • Always remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and discard them.