General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Other: Palmately lobed, medium green.
Fruit: Pops open explosively when ripe
Other: Ovoid 6 winged capsule
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: Roots, stems and leaves are toxic. roots contain hydrocyanic acid - must be cooked before consumed.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Tapioca Plant
  • Cassava
  • Mandioca
  • Yuca
  • Manioc

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Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-06-22
#Pollination
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-05-09
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-04-28
New leaf before opening.
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-08-23
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-04-28
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-09-11
white-margine variegation sport of common Tapioca plant
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2017-12-05
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-30
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-08-05
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-06-21
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-06-21
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-09-11
Curled type leaves, both edible and ornamental
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-07-28
The tendrils you see are from a different plant that is vining it
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-07-28
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-29
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-30
Location: On a local fruit and vegetable market, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-02
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-07-28
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2017-12-05
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2017-12-05
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-29
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-29
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-07-27
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-03-15
New growth coming on in springtime
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antsinmypants On March 30, 2022 Plant emerged
1 seedling emerged.
antsinmypants On March 13, 2022 Seeds sown
Soaked seeds 24 hours.
Indoors under lights on heat mat.

2 seeds.
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