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Arrowroot flower

Queensland Arrowroot-- Also known as:   Indian Shot;  Saka siri;  Bandera;  Chancle;  Coyol;  Platanillo; 

Canna  indica 

Plant Type:  perennial   herbaceousevergreenrhizome

Description: Tropical rhizome producing beautiful evergreen foliage, bright red flowers, and edible roots (one of the world's richest sources of starch)

 
 
 

Plant Attributes

herbaceousevergreenrhizome
 

Plant Dimensions

Plant Height
50-250cm
Plant Spread
30-90cm

Flower

Leaf

broad

Stem

herbaceous

Fruit

Seed  comments

Roots  edible

storage

Sun Aspect

Part Shade
 -  
Full Sun
 
Maintenance Level: Low maintenance
 

 
 
 
 
  • Seeds are hard as rock and resemble shotgun pellets. Often used as jewellery.
 
 
 
 
humanfoodshadegreenmanurecompostbee
 
Food: Roots are considered to have one of the world's highest starch contents. Regularly eaten in the Carribean and tropical Americas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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