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Manihot esculenta ‘Variegata’ /Variegated Cassava

Manihot esculenta ‘Variegata’  / Manihot esculenta ‘Variegata’
Close-up of color pattern in foliage
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Close-up of color pattern in foliage

Canopy of a young tree

Canopy of variegated foliage

Sharp contrast of dark green and golden yellow in leaves is an attention getter

A accent plant in a landscape

Yellow variegation in this clone not as intense as it is in others


Foliage with almost white variegation

Established plant

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Scientific Name: Manihot esculenta ‘Variegata’
Common Name: Variegated Cassava
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White, Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Variegated Plants
Comments: Its deeply lobed, variegated leaves with green margins make a strong accent in the landscape. Some consider it is a shrub, not a small tree. It grows best in a well lighted place, but not direct, hot sunlight.