Mike The Calathea Rufibarba

CALATHEA RUFIBARBA LIGHTING

Mike likes medium to bright indirect. He doesn't like direct light as this will burn his leaves. He will also tolerate shade and low light conditions making him an easy choice for most people.

 

WATERING YOU CALATHEA RUFIBARBA

In the summer from March to September keep Mike's soil moist, we recommend watering twice a week. Watering Wednesday and Soak Sunday.

In the winter from October to February reduce watering to once a week. Houseplant watering guide

Use rain or distilled water to make Mike extra happy.

 

HUMIDITY FOR YOUR CALATHEA RUFIBARBA

Mike likes room humidity to be around 60%. Normal room humidity is around 40-50%. To increase humidity you can use a Humidifier, place Mike next to other houseplants or you can fill a saucer with pebbles and water, place him on top of this.

 

CALATHEA RUFIBARBA FERTILISER

This isn't a necessity but for best results from March to August give Mike some houseplant fertiliser every month when watering.

 

REPOTTING YOUR CALATHEA RUFIBARBA

When the roots start to grow out of the bottom opening of the pot, it is time to put Mike into a slightly larger pot

 

CALATHEA RUFIBARBA CARE PROBLEMS

  • Browning leaves, not enough humidity or water is too hard. Use rainwater or distilled.

  • If Mike starts to look a bit shabby, you can cut some of his leaves off to promote new growth especially the lower leaves.