Cassava - Variegated

Manihot esculenta variegata

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Colourful cassava that boasts bright green and creamy white to bright, sunny yellow leaves highlighted with red petioles. Its palmate leaves add both colour and a tropical feel to the garden. It can be grown year round in the tropics and subtropics and as an annual in cooler regions as the roots will send up shoots in the spring. Both the leaves and roots are edible but are also poisonous so must be cooked correctly.Toxicity warning - Cassava must be prepared before it is eaten as it contains cyanide. Boil leaves for 10 minutes and roots for 20 minutes. Discard the water.


Specifications of Cassava - Variegated

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage, Poor Drainage (Clay)

Fruiting/Harvest Months July, August, September

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