Arrowroot is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in moderate sunlight 🌤 and should be less than 6 feet from a window.
Arrowroot likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Arrowroot belongs to the Maranta genus, and is native to Mexico to Tropical America.
Also known as
Arrowroot, maranta, West Indian arrowroot, obedience plant, Bermuda arrowroot, araru, araruta, ararao and hulankeeriya
How to care for Arrowroot
Arrowroot needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Arrowroot 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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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 Arrowroot after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.