The Calathea Rufibarba ‘Elger Grass’ is an elegant houseplant with a striking leaf shape and colour. The many elongated leaves have a ribbed side, which gives the plant a playful effect. The tops of these leaves are shiny green, and the bottom is matte pink. Thanks to the ribbed leaves and the way in which the Calathea Rufibarba Elgergrass grows, these color differences emerge beautifully.
Its colours and unique shape aren’t the Calathea Rufibarba’s only special features. The plant, for one, has very strong air-purifying properties. This means that the plant not only produces extra oxygen, but also filters harmful substances from the air.
Another special Calathea Rufibarba ‘Elger Grass’ feature is the fact that its leaves move around. A characteristic to which the plant owes its nickname “living plant”. Its leaves spread open in the morning to catch the light, and in the evening they close by going upwards. This opening and closing looks a bit like praying hands, as a result of which the Calathea is also called “prayer plant”. The movements the plant makes are so fast that you can actually hear the leaves rustle a bit!
The Calathea is originally from the dense tropics of South America. Since very little sunlight reaches the plant in this environment, it also prefers a relatively dark spot in your home. The perfect spot for the Calathea, which is also called “shadow plant”, is partial shade. This makes the Calathea very suitable for dark bedrooms or bathrooms, or simply for a dark corner in the living room.
Along with the delivery of this indoor plant you’ll naturally receive more plant care information, so you may enjoy it for as long as possible. Every plant has its own care preferences. And precisely because everything you need to know about this indoor plant is included, it’s also an ideal gift to send to someone else!
Keep the potting potting soil slightly moist and spray the plant regularly.
nt care:Place the plant in partial shade, clear of direct sunlight.
Room temperature (maximum 23°C).
Plants and health:
In order for your house to become a home – a place where you can truly unwind – we believe the addition of plants to be indispensable. Plants are much more than just a nice addition to your interior; they actively break down harmful substances and turn CO₂ into oxygen. Because we believe that everyone is entitled to a beautiful and healthy living environment, we are happy to share our green must-haves with you!
Will my plants be potted before delivery?
If you purchase a plant-pot combination, they will be delivered separately. Potting our plants is very easy! You can repot a plant from the plastic growers’ pot into the pot. You might add a layer of hydro grains, which will allow room for excess water to drain. If the pot is large enough, you could also simply place the plant with the growers’ pot in it. Is the growers’ pot a bit higher than the pot? That’s an easy fix. The growers’ pot is easily removed, after which you can press down the soil a bit. Wondering you have to do the potting yourself? Well, by delivering the pot and plant separately, we can pack both extra carefully. This way, we ensure they are both delivered in a perfect condition.
Our plants are delivered fresh from the grower. They make a quick pit stop at our distribution centre, where they are carefully packaged in a plant-friendly box. After packaging, your plants are sent straight to your home!
Because plants are living products, they are never exactly identical to the pictures shown on our website. Height measurements and shapes may differ due to weather conditions, for example.
Do you have questions about your plant? The Green lifestyle store team is more than happy to help!