Also know as the Rufibarba, this plant's fuzzy leaves are glossy green on top and a light purple on the underside. This special Calathea prefers medium light and humid homes!
Climate - Native to tropical regions of Brazil
Light - Diffused bright indirect to medium indirect, never direct.
Soil - Well-draining potting soil with peat moss
Water - Water lightly weekly keeping soil evenly moist, let top inch dry before watering. Very sensitive to fluoride, prefers filtered water.
Humidity - Likes increased humidity, use pebble tray or light misting
Temperature - Typical indoor temperature acceptable, prefers temperatures above 65 degrees
Fertilizer - Fertilize sparingly during growing season with ½ concentration houseplant fertilizer