Calathea lutea, Cigar Calathea (0.7m)


Calathea lutea, also known as Cigar Calathea or Cuban Cigar, is a popular, easy-to-care for household plant. It has broad leaves and produces waxy red flowers. It prefers indirect lighting, and will grow best in a shady room.

Sunlight: Partial Sunlight or Full Shade

Water: Water when soil feels dry to the touch. Avoid over-watering.

Fertiliser: Keep your plant in top form by feeding it every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertiliser or sprinkling soild fertiliser over the soil.

Plant Size: Approx. 70cm (vary in sizes)

Rootball Size: 25cmø x 25cmH

Pot Type: Plant comes in a black poly planting bag (with drainage holes)

* Please expect more imperfection for this species, it is common to have small marking or tears.

* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.

* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter of pot is recommended to be at least 35cm.


Soil for Calathea lutea

Calathea lutea should be grown in fertilised potting mix. Make or buy a fertilised mix which consist of coco peat moss or coconut fibre (coir), vermiculite or perlite, compost and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for Calathea lutea needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.

Light Requirements

All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your potted plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.

Related products