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Arrowroot Variegata

Maranta arundinacea 'Variegata'

Also known as

Maranta Variegata, West Indian Arrowroot Variegata, Obedience Plant Variegata, Bermuda Arrowroot Variegata, Araru Variegata, Ararao Variegata, Hulankeeriya Variegata

Variegated Arrow Root (Maranta arundinacea 'Variegata') by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

30cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

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Arrowroot Variegata Overview

Maranta arundinacea 'Variegata' is a perennial cultivar in the Marantaceae family. The species this plant was developed from originates from the Amazon rainforest area of north-western Brazil and it is tender, coping with temperatures as low as 5 degrees Celcius. Foliage is lance-shaped and this cultivar produces attractive variegated foliage splashed with large chunks of creamy-white colouring. It's therefore grown more for its foliage over the flowers, which are short-lived and coloured white. It has an upright habit and may be planted as a groundcover in appropriate climates, or grown in pots in colder environments. It produces fleshy, edible rhizomes up to 45cm in length. Many species in this genus are popular houseplants.

Common problems with Arrowroot Variegata

How to propagate Arrowroot Variegata

Division

Special features of Arrowroot Variegata

Attractive leaves