Plant Care Indian Shot

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

About Indian Shot

Indian Shot is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and easy to propagate with a whopping 402 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Indian Shot likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Indian Shot belongs to the canna genus, and is native to Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.


Canna indica

Also known as

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

How to care for Indian Shot


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

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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: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Indian Shot love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Indian Shot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


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.

Difficulty Level

Indian Shot is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Indian Shot

Indian Shot

Indian Shot

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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 Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Indian Shot has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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leaf-1 4 Plants
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i love gaga but she’s outside so i have to constantly water her in my type of heat

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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Dundee, OR

It gets really big

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