Plant Care Araruta


Also known as

Arrowroot, Arrowroot, Arrowroot, maranta, West Indian arrowroot, obedience plant, Bermuda arrowroot, araru, araruta, ararao and hulankeeriya


Maranta arundinacea

How to care for Araruta


How often to water your Araruta

Water needs for Araruta
0.5 cups
every 9

Araruta needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Araruta

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Arrowroot in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Araruta: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Araruta can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Araruta

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Araruta: 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 Araruta after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Araruta



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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