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The height of our plants are measured from the ground to the top.
Please note that the delivery height may vary 10%.
The diameter of our plants is the diameter of the nursery pot. We recommend a decorative pot with a diameter that’s larger.
Plants are natural products and therefore almost certainly differ from product photos. These characteristics make plants extra special and unique. Plants are not exactly the same size as shown.
Calathea rufibarba 'Elgergrass'
Toxic to pets
The Calathea is native in Central and South America. The plant has the ability of pulling up its leaves at night.
A layer of lukewarm (tap) water for the roots and a light position is all this plant needs. It is best to change the water every two weeks. Throw away the old water, rinse the glass and the roots, and then pour new water into the glass. Make sure that only the roots are submerged and not the stem!
|With or without pot?||Without decorative pot|
|Height in cm||50 cm|
|Pot size in diameter||17 cm|
|Linnaeus name||Calathea rufibarba 'Elgergrass'|
|Nicknames||Prayer plant, Zebra plant, Peacock plant, Rattlesnake plant|
|Attributes||Air-purifying, Green, Non-toxic / pet-friendly, Shade, Small, Special, Tropical|
|Location||Indirect sunlight, Partial-shade, Shade|
|Watering||Requires water once a week. During the summer twice a week|
|Best location||Medium light to partial shade. Can't withstand full sun|
|Plant nutrition||It is best if you add plant nutrition once every 2 weeks during the summer|
|Repotting||Preferably once every 2 years|