The Cassava plant is also known as the variegated tapioca and it gets its name because its roots are used to make the famous and tasty tapioca pudding most of us love.
The list of plant names the cassava goes by is tapioca plant, manioc, yuca, and its scientific name of plants of this species is Manihot esculenta Crantz.
Its closely related relative plant is Variegated tapioca, it has a much more tropical look and is usually a focal point of any exotic evergreen gardens with its large green leaves that look like overgrown maple leaves with the centers of the filled with a creamy yellow color that is absolutely stunning as you will see in the shrub pictures below.
These types of evergreen shrubs are tropical evergreens and will only grow as an evergreen in warmer climates like its natural habitat and don’t do well in cold climates.
This beautiful plant originates form West Africa, Asia, India, Latin America and South America. It is widely cultivated in many tropical regions especially Amazonia where it is done so by the indigenous population. Amazonia is the region around the Amazon, in South America.
The Cassava is a major tropical tuber found throughout the tropics and is popular all over the world. The cassava root is used for cassava flour, cassava cake, and cassava chips, which are very tasty and have found these products to purchase first hand to find out how delicious as well as nutritious they really are.