Manihot esculanta - Plant
Common name: cassava
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Good cassava plant care should include the use of a slow release fertilizer in spring. Keep the plants moderately moist. To preserve the plant, move it to a pot indoors before freezing temperatures. Overwinter cassava in a warm, well-lit location and transplant outside when soils heat back up.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Provide plants with a slow-release fertilizer at the start of the season, and water as needed.
- Before the first frost, place plants indoors in a warm area under fluorescent lights until spring.
- Propagation: In midwinter, place two- to three-node stem cuttings flat on the soil surface.
Root crop in tropical to semi-tropical areas. Foliage annual or container plant for areas that are not frost-free.
- Cassava (Manihot esculenta) is a plant sometimes used as an herbal remedy.
- The root of the plant is also used to make tapioca, a starch found in puddings and other foods.
- The plant s leaves, meanwhile, have been found to contain protein, carotene, and lysine.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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