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Maranta arundinacea

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategoryroots/tubers, materials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.23291734Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)150020007004000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1515Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.558Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skieslight shadeclear skieslight shade

Climate zonetropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest5Killing temp. early growth5
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle300365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchroots
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
animal food (feed)vitaminsroots
animal food (feed)mineralsroots
materialother material/chemicalsroots
medicinalskin applicationsroots
medicinalroots
environmentalagroforestryentire plant