Fertilizing Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead Plant is a leafy houseplant that is not a heavy feeder but appreciates routine feedings when actively growing. Houseplants do not have access to nutrients and minerals like Arrowhead Plants in nature do. As nearby plant matter breaks down on the forest floor, the soil is naturally fertilized, supporting new growth. By contrast, houseplants rely on you for proper nutrition. 


Why Fertilize Arrowhead Plant

Fertilizing houseplants gives them the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. Arrowhead Plants grow quickly under the proper conditions. Feeding these plants allows them to push out new foliage. These plants are grown for their foliage, so regular feedings keep them looking full and healthy.

Only fertilize Arrowhead Plants during the spring and summer when they are actively growing. Stop applying fertilizer during the fall and winter when growth slows. 


How Often To Fertilize Arrowhead Plant

Fertilize Arrowhead Plants once each month. Heavy feedings can result in leggy stems that cannot hold up leaves. Less frequent feedings can result in brief growth spurts, but regular, consistent feeding support continued and stable growth.

How To Tell If Arrowhead Plant Needs Fertilizer

Arrowhead Plants need fertilizer when they look sparse and leggy. Malnourished plants will have limited growth and less vibrant color. Small foliage and few leaves are signs of stunted growth and malnutrition. Slow growth when the plant is not root bound is another sign of a plant needing fertilizer. 

Best Fertilizer For Arrowhead Plant

Feed Arrowhead Plants using plant food with a balanced NPK ratio. The ratio should be 10-10-10, 20-20-20, or something similar. A balanced plant food supports all aspects of Arrowhead vine growth. Water-soluble houseplant fertilizers are easy to use because they can be combined with a regular watering session. More frequent, weak feedings are better than sporadic heavy feedings. Always follow the instructions on the packaging to prevent over- or under-feeding the plant.

Arrowhead Plant Fertilizing Tips

Fertilize Arrowhead Plants to encourage new leaves and support plant health. Feed the plant during the spring and summer, but hold off fertilizing during the fall and winter. Use a balanced, water-soluble plant food so the roots can quickly absorb the nutrients.

  • Feed Arrowhead Plants from spring through the end of summer
  • Fertilize monthly
  • Use a balanced, water-soluble plant food
  • Do not fertilize dormant plants


-Always wear protective gloves and a face mask when handling chemical fertilizers. 

-Closely follow all directions and storage guidelines that are on the fertilizer label.

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Author Alison Cotsonas - Published 06-17-2023