Height: 49cm |
☘ Origin: Tropical Americas
☘ Family: Marantaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Calathea rufibarba
☘ Common Name(s): Velvet Calathea · Furry Feather Calathea · Prayer Plant
It symbolizes a new beginning; so give a Calathea as a gift to someone who starting afresh, or to yourself of course, at the start of a new week, when you’ve got a new hair color or just because you adore Calatheas!
Velvet Calathea, Furry Feather Calathea: Called due to the tiny hairs that cover its waxy leaves and stems and give the plant a soft, velvety feel.
Prayer Plant: The artistic leaves rise and lower in response to sunlight changes. During this fascinating display of movement, the plant more prominently shows off its purplish magenta undersides.
The aesthetically-pleasing Calathea is highly decorative plant that is meant to be appreciated, looked at, and used for decoration. It will be an asset to the “fame and reputation” area of your home (south on the Bagua map). It’s also known to purify the air and promote a better indoor environment.
☘ A quirky fact about the foliage of Calathea is that it opens and closes in response to night and daylight, this movement is how they also became known as the 'Prayer Plant'.
☘ The genus Calathea includes some of the most beautiful tropical plants in the world, characterized by boldly marked, oblong leaves in a dazzling array of colors.
☘ Calathea is a great indoor plant as it helps in purifying the air and provides fresh oxygen.
☘ It promotes a healthier environment by taking carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen for humans.
☘ Calathea also helps in removing the toxins present in the form of dust and thus you and your plant can breathe fresh air.
☘ If you have dry skin issues and respiratory issues due to less humidity in the atmosphere, place a Calathea plant in your room and it will add moisture inside your room. kid and pet friendly.