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Colorful | Expressive| Ornate
Calatheas are beautifully decorative plants that easily liven up any space, making them perfect for the showier parts of your home!
Like most members of the Calathea family, Calathea Rufibarba has large leaves with unusual patterning, grows into a tall bush shape, and isn't a fast grower. At its tallest, a Calathea can be 3 feet tall and have huge leaves!
Also known as a prayer plant, Calathea's leaves will curl up at night and unfurl in the morning with the sun.
Lighting: Low to medium light (the leaves are easily burned by intense sun).
Water: Likes to be thoroughly watered when the top 1" of soil dries out, so make sure the drainage is good or all that water will pool at the bottom of the pot and make the soil soggy. Mist frequently, or keep humid.
Soil/Potting: Plant in a well draining soil in a container with a drainage hole and made of slightly porous material like ceramic or sealed concrete. Repot annually or when plant exhibits discoloration without the presence of any mis-watering habits.
Fertilize: Monthly with bacterial inoculant recommended for steady growth and to promote richer coloration in the foliage.
Temperature: Room temp (55-85 degrees is ideal), protect from harsh fluctuations in temperature particularly in the winter
Toxicity: This plant is non-toxic.
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