The Calathea rufibarba (Goeppertia rufibarba) is a native plant of the Amazon rainforests in Brazil. Unlike most Calathea, this plant is more subtle when it comes to patterns but it's uniqueness comes from the fuzzy, fur-like underleaf texture, which is unusual in its genus. “the fuzzy/ furry feather Calathea,” “velvet Calathea,” “furry Calathea,”
This plant has long, slender, and wavy leaves that are light green when young. As the leaves mature, they transition into darker green upper side and maroon to burgundy below. The stems of a rufibarba are long and slender and are burgundy in color as well.
Light: Medium to bright, indirect light. Never direct sun.
Water: Water when the top 1" of soil feels dry, Calathea do not like to dry out. High humidity and regular watering will help this plant thrive.