Plant Care Japanese Arrowroot

Japanese Arrowroot

About Japanese Arrowroot

Kudzu is a semi-woody, twining, aggressive vine that is native to Asia and Northern Australia. It was introduced in the United States in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. In 1933 the U.S. Soil Conservation Service introduced a variety of Kudzu, Pueraria montana var. lobata, for erosion control and agricultural purposes. In the 1950s it was declared a common weed and in the 1970s it became a noxious weed.


Pueraria montana

Also known as

Kudzu, Kudzu, Japanese arrowroot and Kudzu

How to care for Japanese Arrowroot


How often to water your Japanese Arrowroot

Water needs for Japanese Arrowroot
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese Arrowroot needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 Japanese Arrowroot

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.

Plant care guide for Japanese Arrowroot in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

36% Very Low

Growing Japanese Arrowroot in Charlotte right now

Light needs for plant Japanese Arrowroot in Charlotte, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 30th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Charlotte is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Japanese Arrowroot in Charlotte, North Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 29.2% ☀️

January 30th, 2023

Charlotte is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Charlotte is expected to increase by 29.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.2 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Japanese Arrowroot in Charlotte, North Carolina

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 30th, 2023

This month, Charlotte is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Kudzu in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Arrowroot: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Arrowroot love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Charlotte, North Carolina ⛅.

Japanese Arrowroot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Japanese Arrowroot

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

Difficulty Level

Japanese Arrowroot can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Japanese Arrowroot

Japanese Arrowroot

Japanese Arrowroot

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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