Plant Care Broadleaf Arrowhead

Broadleaf Arrowhead

About Broadleaf Arrowhead

Broadleaf Arrowhead is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Broadleaf Arrowhead likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Broadleaf Arrowhead belongs to the Sagittaria genus, and is native to Southern Canada, most of the contiguous United States, and Mexico.


Sagittaria latifolia

Also known as

Broadleaf arrowhead, Indian potato and Wapato

How to care for Broadleaf Arrowhead


How often to water your Broadleaf Arrowhead

Water needs for Broadleaf Arrowhead
0.5 cups
every 9

Broadleaf Arrowhead 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 Broadleaf Arrowhead

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Broadleaf Arrowhead in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Broadleaf Arrowhead: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Broadleaf Arrowhead love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Broadleaf Arrowhead does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Broadleaf Arrowhead

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

Difficulty Level

Broadleaf Arrowhead 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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Broadleaf Arrowhead

Broadleaf Arrowhead

Broadleaf Arrowhead

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.

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