Plant Care Broad-Leaf Arrowhead

Broad-Leaf Arrowhead

About Broad-Leaf Arrowhead

Broad-Leaf Arrowhead is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Broad-Leaf 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.


Sagittaria platyphylla

Also known as

broad-leaf arrowhead, delta arrowhead and delta duck-potato

How to care for Broad-Leaf Arrowhead


How often to water your Broad-Leaf Arrowhead

Water needs for Broad-Leaf Arrowhead
0.5 cups
every 9

Broad-Leaf 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.

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 Broad-Leaf Arrowhead in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Broad-Leaf Arrowhead: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Broad-Leaf Arrowhead love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Broad-Leaf Arrowhead does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Broad-Leaf Arrowhead

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

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Care Summary for Broad-Leaf Arrowhead

Broad-Leaf 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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