TAPIOCA PLANT, VARIEGATED (Cassara) Tropical – Sun
Manihot esculenta Ht. 5-6’ Spread 4’-5’
MAN-ih-hoot es-cue-LEN-tah Spacing 3’
HABIT: Tropical foliage plant with deeply lobed leaves accented by yellow central stripes. Stems are bright red.
CULTURE: Very easy to grow from stem cuttings or transplants. Heat tolerant and has few problems. Treat as a fast growing, large summer annual.
USES: Accent plant for borders and big pots in the summer.
PROBLEMS: Few other than overwatering.
NOTES: There is also a solid green variety. Indians of South America use the fresh and dried roots as a food for people and livestock but the safety of regular eating is in question.