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Calathea Elgergrass

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The Calathea Elgergrass features long and elegant leaves sporting vibrant two-tone leaves which are deep green with deep purple undersides. This unique and stunning plant is air-purifying, pet-friendly, and its leaves have a unique velvety texture that makes them soft and irresistible to the touch!

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• Nursery Pot Ø: 19cm
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• Recommended decorative pot Ø: 20-22cm
• Approx plant height: 70cm

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How to care

How to care



Calathea Eldergrass Care Guide

Light Requirements

Medium, indirect sunlight

Calatheas thrive in medium to bright, indirect sunlight but tolerate lower light levels too. Bright direct sunlight can cause the stunning colours on their leaves to fade, with prolonged exposure likely to burn and scorch their leaves.

Watering Schedule

Weekly watering

Calatheas enjoy weekly waterings, allowing the top 2’ of soil to dry out partially. In winter, we recommend watering less frequently to prevent overwatering and root rot. This plant is not very drought tolerant, and extended periods of dryness will cause leaf edges to brown.


High humidity

Your Calathea will also appreciate being placed in a humid environment, which you can create by misting it frequently, placing it close to other plants or on a pebble tray partly filled with water. Calatheas thrive in steamy bathrooms and kitchens.

Sad Plant Signs

Yellowing leaves, drooping leaves

Yellowing leaves and burnt tips: suggest your plant has been scorched by direct sunlight or watered with tap water containing high levels of fluoride.

Calathea Eldergrass Care Guide

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Place a statement plant on a coffee table or side table to not obstruct a room’s view for a paired-back feel.


South American Plant Bio Caladium Eldergrass
South American Plant Bio Caladium Eldergrass

Plant Bio

Furry Feather, Velvet Calathea, Calathea Rubifarba Elgergrass

Native to the Tropical Americas, the Calathea Elgergrass is a species of perennial plant in the Calathea family, known as prayer plants. The unique and vibrant Elgergrass sports long and elegant leaves which are velvety to touch and feature funky two-tone leaves which are deep green with deep purple undersides. If you’re looking to place an elegant houseplant in a spot that doesn’t receive bright sunlight, the Calathea is an excellent choice. Calatheas will also appreciate a humid environment and thrive in steamy bathrooms and kitchens. A symbol of new beginnings, the English saying "to turn over a new leaf" originates from Calatheas since they close their leaves at night and re-open in the morning for a fresh start!

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Plant attributes

+ Pet-Friendly
+ Air-Purifying


Some indoor plants are poisonous to pets if ingested and this plant is pet safe and oh so fur friendly. Chew away!

Characteristics Non-toxic to pets & children


Plants can detoxify your home by absorbing airborne toxins, dusts and germs found in your household. We spend a huge amount of time indoors, so why not give your home a healthy breath of fresh air with this air purifying and stylish beauty.

Characteristics Detoxifying power


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