Plant Care Obedience Plant

Obedience Plant

Also known as

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


Maranta arundinacea

How to care for Obedience Plant


How often to water your Obedience Plant

Water needs for Obedience Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Obedience Plant 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 Obedience Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Arrowroot in your home

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

Obedience Plant 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 Obedience Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Obedience Plant

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Obedience Plant

Obedience Plant

Obedience Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


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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