Plant Care Cigar Plant

Cigar Plant

Taxonomy

Calathea lutea
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Cigar Plant

Water

How often to water your Cigar Plant

Water needs for Cigar Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Cigar Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Portland, Oregon.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cigar Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Cigar Plant in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

25% Very Low

Growing Cigar Plant in Portland right now

Light needs for plant Cigar Plant in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 25th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…

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Light needs for plant Cigar Plant in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight will increase by 44.8% ☀️

January 26th, 2023

Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 44.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Cigar Plant in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Cigar Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cigar Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cigar Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cigar Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cigar Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cigar Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Cigar Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Cigar Plant in Portland, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 24th, 2023

The growing potential in Portland is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Care Summary for Cigar Plant

Cigar Plant

Cigar Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Portland, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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