Purple Sugar Cane

Saccharum officinarum

Freshly prepared Purple Sugar Cane, sweet and delicious, showing peeled and unpeeled for comparison.

An attractive clumping cane grown for its ornamental burgendy stems. It has sterile flowers and does not set seed. The old cane can be sawed into slice and chewed on, the juice is sweet and delicious.

$17.90

Specifications of Purple Sugar Cane

Preferred Climate 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? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas QLD, WA

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate 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 Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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Purple Sugar Cane Reviews & Tips

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Luong21
★★★ 5y ago

MT WAVERLEY, VIC, Australia

I love sugar cane juice and chewing on the stalk. This plant needs a lot of water and fertiliser for large stalks. Grows happily in Melbourne.

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