Calathea Jungle Velvet | Houseplants By Leaf Envy Calathea Jungle Velvet | Houseplants By Leaf Envy
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Calathea Jungle Velvet

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Velvet two-tone green patterned leaves with deep purple undersides.

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Calathea Jungle Velvet


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• Nursery Pot Ø: 19cm
• Fits our large pots
• Recommended decorative pot Ø: 20-23cm
• Approx plant height: 70cm

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How to care

How to care



Calathea Care Guide

Light requirements

Medium, indirect sunlight

Calatheas thrive in medium, 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. Limp, drooping leaves which are brown and curling: suggest your plant is thirsty & dry.

Calathea Care Guide


Finding the perfect plant parent

This unique and stunning plant is air-purifying, pet-friendly, and produces large leaves with a unique velvety texture that makes them soft and irresistible to the touch!

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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 Rainforest Calathea Jungle Velvet
South American Rainforest Calathea Jungle Velvet

Plant bio

Jungle Velvet Calathea, Calathea Warscewiczii, Velvet Calathea

Native to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the Jungle Velvet Calathea is a species of perennial plant in the Calathea family, known as prayer plants. The unique and vibrant Jungle Velvet sports long and elegant leaves which are velvety to touch and features a funky two-tone green pattern 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!

Calathea Jungle Velvet  Houseplants By Leaf Envy
Calathea Jungle Velvet  Houseplants By Leaf Envy

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Plant attributes

+ Pet-Friendly
+ Air-Purifying
+ Low-Light


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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