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Furry Feather 'Wavestar'

Goeppertia rufibarba 'Wavestar'

Also known as

Velvet Calathea 'Wavestar', Prayer Plant 'Wavestar'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Furry Feather 'Wavestar' Overview

Calathea rufibarba has recently been reclassified, it is now known as Goeppertia rufibarba, hence this cultivar is now known as Goeppertia rufibarba 'Wavestar' is a tender, evergreen perennial. It is frequently grown as a houseplant because of its striking foliage. This plant forms clumps of narrow, lance-shaped, green leaves with yellow-green wave-like markings and purple undersides. Leaves have fine hairs across their surface, making them feel like velvet. Yellow blossoms are produced at the base of mature plants in ample light.

Common problems with Furry Feather 'Wavestar'

Can be attacked by glasshouse whitefly and red spider mites but generally disease-free.

How to harvest Furry Feather 'Wavestar'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Furry Feather 'Wavestar'

Division

Divide in late spring.

Special features of Furry Feather 'Wavestar'

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Attractive flowers