Long, slender deep green leaves with a deep purple underside characterise Calathea Rufibarba. The hairy or velvety feel of the underside of the Calathea Rufibarba leaf gives it its common name. Calatheas thrive in bright indirect sunlight but may also thrive in dim light, making them ideal indoor houseplants.
Calathea rufibarba, a member of the Marantaceae family of prayer plants, is native to Brazil. The green leaf tops are smooth, which is rare for a calathea, however the maroon undersides of the leaf are fluffy and velvety with small hairs on them, hence the common names. The plant can grow up to 1 metre tall when fully mature.
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