ID Houseplant: Calathea Plant
Hi judy can you tell me what my plant is please. It has red stems and underleaves it is also soft and furry where the red is.
Your plant is called a Calathea rufibarba.
Here are my plant care tips for a Calathea. Light: Provide bright, indirect light. but no direct sun. Direct sun burns the leaves and causes the vibrant colors to fade. Water: The leaves of calathea plants are easily damaged by the quality of the water you use. Hard water or soft water, water with a high chemical content (fluorine, chlorine, or salt), water that has passed through a softener, or water of poor quality causes leaf tip burn. Use distilled water, rain water, or allow your tap water to sit out over night before using it. Calathea plants like moist but not soggy, soil at all times; never let the plant sit in water. Allow the top 2-3” of the soil to dry out before watering. Plant Food: Fertilize monthly in the spring, summer, and fall with a basic houseplant food diluted to ½ the recommended strength. Never feed a calathea or any houseplant, if it is not actively growing.You can read all my care tips for a calathea plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. The picture is of a different variety, but the care is the same.