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Furry Feather

Goeppertia rufibarba

Velvet Calathea

This tender evergreen perennial is frequently grown as a house plant because of it's striking foliage.It forms clumps of narrow, lance-shaped, green leaves with purple undersides. The leaves have fine hairs making them feel like velvet. Yellow blossoms are produced at the base of the plant and when the plant is mature it can produce sprays of small mauve blooms.

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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