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Habana Cigar
Calathea lutea

English Common Name: Habana Cigar, Cuban Cigar

Chinese Name / 中文名: 雪茄竹芋 (Xuějiā zhú yù)

Other Local Name: Pokok Curut (Malay)

Family Name: Marantaceae

Scientific Name: Calathea lutea

Synonym: Calathea cachibou, Calathea discolor, Calathea magnifica, Calathea marantina, Maranta cachibou, Maranta casupo, Maranta disticha, Maranta lutea, Maranta lutea, Phrynium casupo, Phrynium luteum, Phyllodes lutea

Classification: Angiosperms (Flowering Plants)‎ > ‎Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants Division)‎ > ‎Zingiberales‎ > ‎Marantaceae (Arrowroot Family)‎ > ‎Calathea

Origin: Tropical America

Growth Habit: Shrub

Characteristic: A plant with banana like oval leaves and brown bract with yellow flowers.

Care Requirements: Prefers semi to full shade and lots of watering.

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Images Location: Johor, Malaysia

Calathea lutea, Cuban Cigar bract and flowers Calathea lutea, Cuban Cigar shrub Calathea lutea, Cuban Cigar leaves