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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
cassava, manioc, tapioca, yuca, Marachini, Mara valle kilangu, Maravalli, Simla aloo, Simul alu
Maximum Reachable Height
6.00 to 10.00 feet
Easy to grow
Planting and care
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.
Manihot Esculanta 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.
Full Sun to Partial Shade
16C - 25C
Apply any organic fertilizer
Manihot Esculanta special feature
Root crop in tropical to semi-tropical areas. Foliage annual or container plant for areas that are not frost-free.
Manihot Esculanta uses
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
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
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Manihot Esculanta?
Manihot Esculanta is commonly known as cassava, manioc, tapioca, yuca, Marachini, Mara valle kilangu, Maravalli, Simla aloo, Simul alu
How tall do Manihot Esculanta grow?
On average Manihot Esculanta grows 6.00 to 10.00 feet
When Manihot Esculanta blooms?
With enough light, Manihot Esculanta may produce flowers in Seasonal bloomer
How hard is Manihot Esculanta to grow?
A Manihot Esculanta is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Manihot Esculanta need?
A Manihot Esculanta prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Manihot Esculanta need?
A Manihot Esculanta prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Manihot Esculanta need?
A Manihot Esculanta prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Manihot Esculanta like?
A Manihot Esculanta prefers 16C - 25C
How often should I fertilize my Manihot Esculanta?
To encourage Manihot Esculanta growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Thursday, 26 September 2019
It s lovely. The plant was carefully packed and seems to be genuine plant. I m happy with my purchase.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Beautiful plant, arrived in very good condition. Impressive packing. Looking forward to buy one more