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Manihot esculenta 'Variegata'
Common Name: Cassava/Tapioca Family: Euphorbiaceae (The Spurge Family)

Manihot esculenta 'Variegata'
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Cassava is a tall semi-woody shrub with big palmately compound leaves that are a foot or more across. This variegated form has dark green leaves with bright gold centres on red stems. A striking garden or container specimen plant, it is generally thought of as tropical but some reports suggest greater hardiness. Safest in a pot and kept at a minimum of five Celsius in winter. Cassava roots are one of the most important tropical food crops. Tapioca is made from the starch of the cassava root.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourRed 
Hardiness Zone10-12  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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