Plant Care Arrowroot

Arrowroot

About Arrowroot

Arrowroot is a super 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 good at retaining moisture. 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.

Taxonomy

Maranta arundinacea
Maranta
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Arrowroot, maranta, West Indian arrowroot, obedience plant, Bermuda arrowroot, araru, araruta, ararao and hulankeeriya

How to care for Arrowroot

Water

How often to water your Arrowroot

Water needs for Arrowroot
0.5 cups
every 9

Arrowroot 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 Arrowroot

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Arrowroot in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arrowroot: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

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 💪.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Arrowroot

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Arrowroot is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Arrowroot

Arrowroot

Arrowroot


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft 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.

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