Arrowroot Tubers

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Arrowroot Tubers

Ready for planting! These edible tubers have been cultivated by Native Americans for over 7,000 years!

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(Maranta arundinaceae)

Dig anytime after the plants die back in the fall. Can be grown as an annual in cold climates. Prepare arrowroot tubers by peeling off the papery skin and then steaming, boiling, roasting, baking, or frying. They may also be dried and processed into gluten-free flour, or the starch can be extracted for use as a thickening agent in cooking.


Flowers:small white, at tip of stems
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:9 to 11
Propagation / Germination:Plant horizontally, 1" deep in spring after danger of frost is past or plant in fall in areas where ground doesn't freeze.
Spacing:1 foot
Sun:sun or light shade
Water:maintain adequate moisture levels for maximum production, but drought-tolerant once established
Pests and Diseases:no serious pests

Grower Jim's Plants and Produce has been farming the same land for 27 years. I use NO chemicals, either natural or man-made, and no products are GMOs. I grow many lesser-known crops that are not widely available from other sources. Browse my store for additional items. Try something new in your garden this year!

If your area is experiencing freezing temps, we recommend waiting until warmer weather to order live plants or cuttings.