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Furry Feather

Calathea rufibarba

Velvet Calathea, Prayer Plant

This tender evergreen perennial is frequently grown as a house plant because of it's long, arching foliage. It forms clumps of narrow, lance-shaped, green leaves with purple undersides. The leaves have scalloped edges and fine hairs across their surface, giving a velvety texture which is soft to touch. Yellow blossoms are produced at the base of the plant.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Division
Divide in late spring

Special features

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Chalk, Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Marantaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Can be attacked by glasshouse whitefly and red spider mites but generally disease free.

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