One of largest and more colourful Poecilotheria. Keep like other Pokies in a tall arboreal terrarium with tubular retreats. Though relatively easy to keep they do have quite potent venom and are suited to the more confident keeper.
Gabriel, R. 2012. Some notes and observations on the breeding of Poecilotheria ornata and P. rufilata. Journal of the British Tarantula Society 28(1): 18-27.
Portman, C. 2003. Notes on breeding Poecilotheria rufilata Pocock, 1899. Journal of the British Tarantula Society 18(2): 44-48