Calathea Elgergrass
From £25.00

Calathea Elgergrass

From £25.00

The Calathea Elgergrass has stunning, wavy, long slim leaves with a purple underside. Watch those leaves as they come to life at dawn and close again at night just like praying hands.

Pet-friendly: Yes

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I have unique two-tone leaves; dark green on the top and a deep maroon underside. My elongated leaves have wavy edges and feel soft too.

Calathea Elgergrass has unique two-tone leaves; dark green on the top and a deep maroon underside. Its elongated leaves have wavy edges and feel soft and velvet-like too. This beauty is unusual and interesting because of its bi-coloured leaves. Like other Calatheas the leaves go to sleep every night and wake up in the morning so you get to enjoy the deep purple underside of its leaves too.

This houseplant needs watering every 7 - 10 days or once the soil is slightly dry to touch. It enjoys high humidity so don’t forget to spritz it regularly too.

This Calathea Elgergrass is one sought-after beauty. Grown with care on our nursery, this botanical is packed carefully with our super stylish stoneware or ceramic pot so when it arrives at your home, it will be ready to place anywhere in your urban jungle. Perfect for an office, kitchen or bathroom. The Calathea Elgergrass are shade tolerant and like indirect light.

Calatheas with their interesting leaf shapes and colours are a must-have for any plant collection. Browse through our full range of Calatheas to compliment your Calathea Elgergrass. Humid-loving Calatheas love being grouped together.

The two-tone velvety leaves of this Calathea make it incredibly unusual and this houseplant is pet-friendly too. Win-win! Why not browse our blog on pet-friendly plants at The Hot House to find a friend for your Calathea Elgergrass.

Other names: Shade plant, Fuzzy Feather, Velvet Calathea, Goeppertia (Calathea) rufibarba


This beautiful Calathea should be watered once every 7-10 days and we’d suggest you keep checking the soil especially during Summer to ensure it hasn’t dried out. Treat it to a little mist every week or so to keep those leaves looking lush and don’t forget to dust them too!

A medium-light to bright spot is perfect for these beauties – just be careful in the Summer months as they don’t love direct sun, as it can scorch their leaves. Trim off any discoloured leaves as they grow to ensure they look perfect and encourage new growth too!

Don’t forget to keep it out of draughts and away from radiators. It will thrive in medium light and high humidity so is perfect for a bathroom or kitchen.

Calathea Care Guide

Calatheas are all about gorgeous leaves, bringing colour and movement into your home. The patterns can be pin-striped, rose painted, or even peacock patterned. Each leaf pattern makes your Calathea unique.

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  • I just love this plant! It is healthy ,green and beautiful. Looks well in it's planter.

    Janet A 3 months ago

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