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Manihot Esculanta, Cassava - Plant

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Description

In Sudan and some other countries, cassava roots are consumed mainly as flour.

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name cassava, manioc, tapioca, yuca, Marachini, Mara valle kilangu, Maravalli, Simla aloo, Simul alu
Maximum Reachable Height 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level 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.
  • Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 16C - 25C
    Fertilizer 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

    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

    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

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