Calethea Rufibara, also known as fuzzy feathers plant or velvet Calethea, is particularly interesting because of the textured, fuzzy feel on the underside of the leaves. During the blooming season, large yellow flowers will peak under the foliage exhibiting a surprising splash of color.
Caletheas are tropical plants and the way you care for them should reflect these conditions. They are fairly resistant to pests and not prone to diseases, making them an easy plant to care for. Provide enough humidity, keep them in the shade, and avoid hard water.
The perfect soil for Caletheas is a well-draining mix full of organic matter. They like moist soil without being too wet or with puddles on the surface.
All Caletheas enjoy temperatures between 18 to 23 degrees Celsius but will survive temperatures down to 15 degrees. If the temperature is too cold, your plant will tell you through damage to its leaves. Caletheas are humidity loving plants and will not tolerate low humidity. Caletheas have specific timeframes for fertilizing and are very sensitive to over-fertilizing.