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.
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
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? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
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
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
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