Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: 30 to 60 inches (.8-1.5m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Rhizome
Tuber
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Vegetable
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDate: 2014-02-03
By bonitin
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Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDate: 2014-02-03
By bonitin
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