Manihot esculenta 'Variegata'

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Manihot esculenta 'Variegata'

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 26th, 2013, 8:55 pm

Botanical Name Manihot esculenta
Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Manihot
Specie esculenta
Common Name Variegated Tapioca
Life Cycle Perennials,Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cultivar Name Variegata
Fragrant or Not N/A
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) Shrubs
Height 3-6 ft.
Spacing 4-6 ft.
Flower Color Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow leaves
Growing Areas All hot areas of Pakistan
Frost Tender no
Exposure Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH tolerant
Propagation From softwood cuttings
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Other Details Manihot esculenta, commonly known as bitter cassava, tapioca, manioc or yuca, is a milky-sapped tropical shrub that grows to 3-6' tall. Although native to Brazil, it has been planted as an annual root crop in tropical areas around the world for harvest of its stout, elongated, tuberous roots from which cassava, tapioca, starch and other food products are obtained. It features palmately lobed, medium green leaves (typically 3-7 parted) with each leaf lobe growing to 3-8" long. .This tropical has deeply lobed, green leaves with creamy yellow centers held on showy, red petioles. It is a great performer in hot, steamy summers and will maintain showy foliage until frost. Makes a striking addition displays in the ground or containers.
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Re: Manihot esculenta 'Variegata'

Post by M Farooq » July 26th, 2013, 11:03 pm

Great work! I was trying to find the name of this plant for some time and you already found it :-)

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Re: Manihot esculenta 'Variegata'

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 27th, 2013, 8:09 am

thank you sir. :D ..i am feeling proud that i am student f people like you and other seniors.i am gaining knowledge on this forum...

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