Plant Care Indian shot
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Indian shot

4.3 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Indian shot has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Indian shot has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

African arrowroot, Edible canna, Purple arrowroot, Sierra leone arrowroot, Achira, Cana-da-índia and Canna Lilly Red Velvet

Taxonomy

Canna indica
Canna
Cannaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Indian shot

Water

How often to water your Indian shot

Water needs for Indian shot
0.5 cups
every 9

Indian shot 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 Indian shot

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.

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Finding light for Indian shot in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Indian shot: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Indian shot may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Indian shot in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Indian shot

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

Care Summary for Indian shot

Indian shot

Indian shot


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Indian shot has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Indian shot has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Indian shot has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Indian shot has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Indian shot has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Indian shot has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Indian shot has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Kynleet_230 avatar
@Kynleet_230
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 86 XP
globe Angleton, Texas
08/11/2021

i love gaga but she’s outside so i have to constantly water her in my type of heat

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Gage
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Dundee, Oregon
05/26/2021

It gets really big

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor

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