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Arrowhead Plant Care Guide

Last Updated: March 15, 2023

Basic Arrowhead Plant Care

Native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, the Arrowhead is a fairly easy plant to take care of. Below you will find our complete Arrowhead care guide to help you look after your plant and spot any issues that may occur.


Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.


Water Moderately

I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.


High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.


Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

Arrowheads like bright, indirect light

Although Arrowhead Plants can survive in lower light areas of your home, it will thrive the most in bright, indirect sunlight. Make sure to keep it away from too much direct sunlight as over time this will burn its leaves.

Let your Arrowhead dry out between waterings

Arrowhead plants don’t like super dry soil, but they don’t like their roots to be soggy either. So water it well but then let your plant dry out before watering again.

Arrowheads prefer warmer temperatures

Your Arrowhead plant will be happier in the warmer areas of your home. Make sure to keep it away from any drafty windows or doors as the cold air coming in from the outside will shock your plant and harm its growth potential.

Only fertilise in Spring or Summer

The best time to fertilize your Arrowhead plant is in the growth months. Never fertilize in the winter as the growth will be minimal anyway.

Keep the humidity high for your Arrowhead

Your Arrowhead plant will reward you if you increase the humidity levels, especially in the colder months where the heating will dry out the air in your home. You can find out how to increase the humidity in our humidity guide.

Arrowhead plants are mildly toxic to pets and humans

Keep your Arrowhead plant away from small humans and pets who might likely eat some of the leaves. Ingestion can cause mild stomach and mouth irritation. Their sap can also cause mild skin irritation so we recommend wearing gloves when handling your Arrowhead.

It couldn't be easier to propagate your Arrowhead.

Arrowhead plants can be quite quick growers and are really easy to propagate. Simply take a cutting that includes a node and place it in water. After a few weeks, roots should begin to show and your cutting will be ready to pot into soil.

Where is the node on an Arrowhead Plant?

You can find the nodes on an Arrowhead Plant by finding where the leaves meet the stem. You will often be able to feel a small bump on the stem where the nodes are.

When propagating an Arrowhead Plant, you’ll need to take a cutting with at least one or two nodes on to ensure that roots and new leaves can develop. Without a node, there will be no chance of a successful propagation.


Arrowhead Plant FAQs

Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Arrowhead Plant .


Common Problems with your Arrowhead Plant

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.


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