Plant Care Calathea rufibarba

Calathea rufibarba

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Calathea rufibarba has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly
Calathea rufibarba has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

velvet calathea


Calathea rufibarba

How to care for Calathea rufibarba


How often to water your Calathea rufibarba

Water needs for Calathea rufibarba
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea rufibarba needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Calathea rufibarba

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Calathea rufibarba in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calathea rufibarba: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calathea rufibarba may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Calathea rufibarba

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calathea rufibarba: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Calathea rufibarba after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Calathea rufibarba

Calathea rufibarba

Calathea rufibarba

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Calathea rufibarba has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Calathea rufibarba has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Calathea rufibarba has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Calathea rufibarba has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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I love that this plant needs very little watering

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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