Tropical foliage plant grown as an annual in all but southern–most Texas. The variegated form is prized for its vivid chartreuse/yellow patterned leaves. Native of South America.
Exposure: Full sun; partial sun
Size: Height — 3–4 feet tall; width — up to 5 feet wide
Care: Variegated tapioca is a heat lover, and in fact does not grow vigorously until the night temperatures are consistently above about 60° F; this plant requires a well drained soil or container potting mix, but it tolerates a wide range of pH; keep the growing medium moist, and mulch if planted in the soil; supplemental fertilization is usually required since this plant displays best when it grows rapidly; plants are most colorful when grown in full sun
For further information:
Variegated Tapioca Adds a Tropical Flare to the Texas Summer Landscape
Tropical Tapioca Great for “Pudding” Color in the Summer Garden
Variegated Tapioca photo gallery