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Manihot Esculanta, Cassava - Plant

manihot esculanta, cassava - plant
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In Sudan and some other countries, cassava roots are consumed mainly as flour.
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Description for Manihot Esculanta, Cassava

Manihot esculenta is a woody shrub native to South America of the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. It is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
cassava, manioc, tapioca, yuca, Marachini, Mara valle kilangu, Maravalli, Simla aloo, Simul alu-Seasonal bloomer6.00 to 10.00 feetEasy to grow

Planting and 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.
  • SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
    Full Sun to Partial Shadewell-drained soilMedium16C - 25CApply any organic fertilizer

    Caring for Manihot Esculanta

      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.

    Typical uses of Manihot Esculanta

    Special features: Root crop in tropical to semi-tropical areas. Foliage annual or container plant for areas that are not frost-free.

    Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

    Medicinal use: 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.

    References

      http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=280113&isprofile=0& http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=cassava&stpos=0&stype=AND
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