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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Peltandra Virginica- Arrow Arum
Peltandra Virginica- Arrow Arum, bog arum, and Tuckahoe. It gets its name "arrow arum" from the fact that its glossy green leaves are arrowhead-shaped. It almost has a tropical appearance. The roots are thick and robust, and the plant tends to grow in clusters. The stems are tall and produce little green-yellow and green-white flowers
Peltandra Virginica- Arrow Arum provide from April to June that is protected by a leaf-like growth from the base of the flower cluster
This growth is referred to as a spade because it looks like a pointy trowel or shovel. Each flower cluster contains male, female, and sterile varieties. The flowers eventually transform into small brown fruit that spread through the water to propagate more arrow arum plants. The leaves can grow up to 12 inches long, and the stems grow to an average of 24 inches high. The leaf-like growths that protect the plant's flowers average a length of 8 inches long. This plant grows best in bogs, marshes, ditches and near slow-moving creeks. It's the primary habitat in the United States ranges from Maine to Minnesota and has been spotted in parts of Texas, all the way to Florida. It commonly grows along the Atlantic coastal plain. However, some colonies have been successfully transplanted in parts of California and Oregon. It also grows in parts of Canada. The plant inhabits the USDA Hardiness Zones 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Arrow arum is a part of the herb family and is perennial.
It flourishes in full sun and partial shade but can also survive in full shade. Deer and geese do not like to eat the plant, but it provides food and shelter to fish, amphibians, insects, rodents, and water birds. The Native Americans also used to feed the cooked seeds and grind the roots into flour for bread. Though it grows best in clusters, it is not as invasive or fast growing as some of its brothers.