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.
*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 careGood 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