How to grow Mashua

Mashua grow and care – herbaceous climber of the genus Tropaeolum also known as Tropaeolum tuberosum, Mashua perennial evergreen plant and also can grow as annual plant used also ornamental plant, grow temperate or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-10a.

Leaves edible the color green shape round like plate with little lobes,

Flower color can be: orange or red, can be more than one color in a flower.

Mashua tuber

Tuber color white, the peel can be: red, white, brown, yellow, green, orange or purple, the shape can oval, cone or shapeless, there is marks of stripes on the peel

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How to grow Mashua growing and care:

Trellising, moist

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Tuber / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary vegetative reproduction?
Yes (to get the same tuber)

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, caterpillar

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need except for design

Size of the plant?
0.5-4 m, 2-160 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Flower color can be: yellow, red, orange can be more than one color in a flower

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim just the leaves when the plant young when the plant establish can be with cut with the stems

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible the color green with round shape like plate.

Uses of Mashua leaves:
Salad, eaten raw, stir fry

Edible Roots

Information about Mashua’s tuber:
Colored tuber peel can be: red, white, brown, yellow, green, orange or purple, the inner is white, the shape can oval, cone or shapless, there is marks of stripes on the peel

When to pull up Mashua’s tuber:
Autumn / Winter

Uses of Mashua tuber:
Cook, eaten raw

Scientific name:

Tropaeolum tuberosum

How to grow Mashua



Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
  • Vegetables
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Red flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9