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Ever tried fried or boiled cassava? if you haven't, you're missing out! This unusual plant is a popular food staple in many parts of the world such as the Philippines, Africa, South America, Central America, etc. In the U.S. you may find it as Tapioca pudding or Tapioca flour. Very rare and exotic plant. Now available only at Queen Creek Tropicals.


Cassava Growing Tips:


  • Best time to plant: When night temperatures are at least 50F. Don't plant close to winter.


  • Sun: Full sun all day, do not plant in full shade.


  • Winter: This plant will require frost protection in our area. Prolonged exposure to temperatures in the low 20f's may also damage your plant.


  • Growth rate: Fast grower. If you plant now, expect to have cassava within a year.


  • Harvest time:  In our area, harvest in the spring. You will need to dig this plant up to harvest. The cassava itself will need to be washed and soaked thoroughly before consumption, as it contains cyanide. We recommend watching a few "how to" videos on cassava processing before eating :).


  • Plant structure: This plant can reach a height of up to 8-10ft.


  • Watering: Do not keep wet. Think of them as growing potatoes. Water when dry only. Keep it on the dryer side during winter months, as it tends to rot easily.


  • Container growing: We recommend planting in ground. In containers, this plant become root bound rather quickly.


  • Planting: Check for drainage and plant in a mixture of 50% compost and 50% native soil. This plant is really not that complicated, don't overthink it.


  • Any question, feel free to contact us!.

Cassaba, Tapioca, Yuca, Mandioca ( Manihot esculenta )

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  • Did you know plants are living beings just like you and I?. For this reason, all our sales are FINAL. Rest assured we're always here to answer any questions you may have. We want our plants to live a long happy life!.

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