Cassava plant grow and care – shrub of the genus Manihot and also known as Tapioca plant, Yuca or Manioc. Cassava plant evergreen perennial but in a cold weather become deciduous, can grow in tropics mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Flowers color is white or purple, the flower has five petals and grow in clusters.
Yuca leaves edible leaves with 5-9 lobes, sometimes the lobes very prominent and sometimes barely visible, depending on the cultivars, the leaves can reach to 15 cm. the leaves are green but in some cultivar are yellow-white in the inner of the leaf and some when the leaf is young are purple-red the stems of can be in purple-red.
Tuber is edible and starchy, the tuber develop a number of bulbs connected to the main brunch. From the Yuca make the Tapioca pearls
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How to grow growing Cassava plant care:
Well drain soil, possible slightly acid soil, frost free
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction What is the best way to start growing: Yes, easier than to grow from seeds Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? ? Difficulties/Problems with growing: Spring, summer (in the tropic all year) Planting season: Mite, aphids Pests and diseases: Spring / Summer / Autumn Pruning season: Cut the main stem to use for cutting (vegetative reproduction) How to prune: 1-3 m, 3-10 feet Size of the plant? Fast growing / Medium growing Growth speed in optimal condition: Average amount of water / Big amount of water Irrigation water management requirement: Full Sun / Morning sun less after non Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: No Is it possible to grow indoor? Yes Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Subspecies Bitter Cassava plant – the tuber is bitter Sweet Cassava plant – the tuber is sweeter Vegetative Reproduction VIDEO How to make Vegetative Reproduction? Cutting, tuber Spring / Summer / Autumn The best season for vegetative reproduction: 2-5 weeks How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction? Moist, half shade What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction? Edible leaves When to trim the leaves All year ? From the base of the leave How to trim the leaves? Information about Leaves can reach to 15 cm with 5-9 lobes, leaves are green but in some cultivar are yellow-white in the inner of the leaf, some when the leaf is young are purple-red leaves: Uses of Cassava plant leaves Cooking, staffed leaves, stir fry : Edible Roots VIDEO : Information about tuber Tuber develop a number of bulbs connected to the main brunch, the tuber need to be cooked, contain toxic when it raw 10 month from planting can be all year long When to pull up tuber: Uses of Cooked, roasted, on fire tuber Scientific name:
Edible Parts Edible leaves Edible Roots Culinary uses Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Tropics Climate Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Summer Harvest Winter harvest Leaf color Ornamental parts Ornamental leaves Ornamental plant Plant growing speed Average growing plants Fast growing plants Plant life-form Deciduous Evergreen Geophyte Herbaceous Perennial plant Shrub Plant Uses Colored leaves Edible plants Ornamental plants Planting Season Autumn Planting Spring Planting Summer planting Winter planting Plants sun exposure Full sun Plants Part shade Plants Watering plants Big amount of water Regularly water Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 12 Hardiness zone 13