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.
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.