Velvet Calathea (Calathea Rufibarba)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Velvet Calathea (Calathea Rufibarba)
Mature Height 1-2.5 feet
Mature Width 1-2 feet
Spacing Allow 1 to 2 feet between plants
Sunlight Thrives in partial shade to filtered sunlight
Temperature Tolerance Prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F
Watering Needs Keep soil consistently moist, avoid waterlogging
Growth Rate Moderate
Difficulty Level Easy to moderate care
Grows Well Indoors Excellent for indoor growth, prefers bright, indirect light
Flowering Time Typically blooms in late spring to early summer
Origin Native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia

Calathea Rufibarba: A Verdant Delight for Your Sanctuary

Calathea Rufibarba, known for its lush foliage, brings a touch of natural splendor. Explore essential tips for cultivating this tropical gem.

How to Grow

Calathea Rufibarba flourishes in warm, humid conditions with well-draining soil. Ideal for both ground planting and container growth. Place in bright, indirect light and maintain consistent soil moisture. Fertilize for optimal health.

Care Tips

Promote the well-being of your Calathea Rufibarba by regularly pruning dead or damaged leaves. Protect the plant from strong winds and frost to preserve its delicate appearance. Vigilantly monitor for pests and diseases, addressing any issues promptly.


Calathea Rufibarba is an ideal choice for enhancing warm climate landscapes and indoor sanctuaries. Its captivating foliage adds an artistic flair. While not grown for edible purposes, its ornamental beauty is unmatched.

Planting Tips

Choose a location with bright, indirect light for Calathea Rufibarba. Ensure well-draining, moist soil without waterlogging. When planting, dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, backfill firmly, and water thoroughly. Maintain regular watering for optimal growth.


Preserve the beauty of Calathea Rufibarba by pruning dead or damaged leaves. Fertilize regularly and shield from strong winds and frost. Keep a watchful eye for pests and diseases, ensuring a vibrant and healthy plant.



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