Friday, September 13, 2013

Variegated cassava



This is just a cool plant. It doesn't get as big as the regular crop variety, but it's stunningly beautiful. I had to take a picture of this little one, rising like a ghost in the midst of a forest of giant sunflowers.

I have a few cuttings of these available, if anyone would like to start their own. Just buy cassava cuttings like you normally would, but send me a note saying you want the variegated type instead.

The growing season is coming to an end for this year, so the cuttings will be gone before you know it. Unless I can dig a root cellar in time. THAT would be cool.

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At September 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM , Blogger mrlespaulman said...

I just got some variegated cassava from a coworker, and it is surprisingly beautiful compared to its plain Jane cousin. It was near death until I planted it a month ago, and its taking off! I guess it wont be long until the cold kills it back though...

 
At September 14, 2013 at 1:44 PM , Blogger mrlespaulman said...

Interestingly enough, Lowe's sells this as variegated tapioca. I've found several "ornamental" plants over there that are actually edible or otherwise usable in a survival garden.

 

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