Arrow root ෴ හුලංකීරිය
Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) is a tropical tuber native to Indonesia. People use the root and rhizome (underground stem) of arrowroot as a source of starch. It is usually processed into a powder. It is also sometimes used to make medicine. Arrow root readily grow in the wet zone of Sri Lanka.
- Common Name In Sri Lanka: Hulankeeriya (හුලංකීරිය)
- Scientific Name: Maranta arundinacea
- Other Names: Arrow root
- Habitat: grow in wet zone as bushes. This variety can be harvested after a period of 8-10 months.
- Average Height: 1-2 feet