How to grow Sugarcane

Sugarcane grow and care – herb of the genus Saccharum and also known as Sugar cane, Sugarcane perennial evergreen plant used for the sugary canes and also as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+

Sugarcane canes

Cane are edible, the color of the cane is purple-green, and the inside is white, the sugarcane used to make sugar or juice, and also eaten raw or cooked, recommend to pick the canes in the spring but possible all year

Leaves color green and connected to the canes, flowers white beard-like

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How to grow Sugarcane growing and care:

To get good crop need to leave space between the canes

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very aggressive, leaves with sharp edges

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Spring / Summer

How to prune:
Weak cane, when it young

Size of the plant?
2-5 m, 6-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big 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:

General information about the flower
White beard-like flowers

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the flowers

Edible cane

Cane harvest season:
Spring (it’s the best season but can be harvest all year)

What can be done with big quantities of Sugar cane?
Juice, eaten raw, jam, beverage, alcohol

Work requirements on the Cane:
Cut in the base of the plant

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1-2 years from planting can start to harvest

Vegetative Reproduction

How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Sugarcane?
Cutting, Rhizome

The best time for vegetative reproduction in Sugarcane:
All year

How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
2-10 weeks

What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Sugarcane?
Possible to put the cutting into glass of water, Big amount of water in moist soil better to lay down the canes, dig little bit in the soil, at least one knot need to reproduction

Scientific name:


How to grow Sugarcane

Sugarcane plant care



Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Stem / Wood
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beverage
  • Eaten raw
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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