Peltandra sagittifolia

spoonflower, white arrow arum

Araceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Use in a water garden.
Considerations: All part of the plant are toxic.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Native Habitats: Wet sites. Basin marsh, baygall, hydric hammock, floodplain forest, seepage stream (banks).

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Ethnobotany: Toxic if eaten due to a high concentration of oxalic acid.
Other Comments: Don't confuse this native with its invasive relatives: taro (Colocasia esculenta) and malanga (Xanthosoma sagittifolium), which have been widely planted as crops in Florida.