Plant Care Edible Canna

Edible Canna

4.3 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Edible Canna has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Edible Canna has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

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


Canna indica

How to care for Edible Canna


How often to water your Edible Canna

Water needs for Edible Canna
0.5 cups
every 9

Edible Canna 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 Edible Canna

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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

Edible Canna love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Edible Canna does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Edible Canna

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

Difficulty Level

Edible Canna 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!

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Care Summary for Edible Canna

Edible Canna

Edible Canna

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

Edible Canna has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Edible Canna has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Edible Canna has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Edible Canna has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Edible Canna has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Edible Canna has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Kynleet_230 avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 86 XP
globe Angleton, TX

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

It gets really big

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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