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Variegated Tapioca Plant Manihot esculenta 'variegata'

  • Variegated Tapioca Plant

    Variegated Color in a House Plant

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Product Details

Growing Zones: Indoors

This plant is perfect for your area!

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  • Mature Height: 6-10 ft
  • Mature Width: 6-10 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
  • Botanical Name: Manihot esculenta 'variegata'
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ

Product Description

Tropical Color and Foliage for Easy Indoor Growth

Get the promise of exotic color and tropical-inspired foliage in your home with the Variegated Tapioca Plant. With deeply-lobed, palm-like leaves that feature bright green and yellow variegation, the Tapioca delivers a slice of island style to your homescape, no matter where you’re located.

It’s both a wonderful garden accent in warmer climes, or a showy house plant in colder areas. So, you get year-round visual interest regardless of the weather outside. Because it’s native to Brazil, the Variegated Tapioca imparts vibrancy and lush, thriving growth to the bare corners, sunrooms and beyond. Plus, since it’s easy to maintain – simply needing adequate sun and water – it’s ideal for beginners and experts alike.

But the best part? Our Variegated Tapioca is ready to grow once it arrives to your door. Because we’ve grown this adaptable, versatile plant in optimal conditions, long before it ships, you get a plant that’s primed for best results. And you get consistency season after season, from its tropical, vivid tones to its manageable size, since it’s a proven performer and meticulously monitored at our nursery.

Basically, it’s like having a piece of paradise in your own home…with the added perks of easy care and strong growth. Get your own Variegated Tapioca Plant, before it’s gone!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose an area with full to partial sun for your Variegated Tapioca Plant. Well-drained, evenly moist soil is also important for your plant to thrive. However, it thrives in most soil types, especially with some mulching.

To plant your Tapioca (container or in-ground), dig a hole that’s deep enough to cover the plant’s root ball – it should also be about one and a half times the root ball’s width. After placing your plant, tamp down the soil while backfilling to avoid air pocket. Then, water your plant to settle the soil that surrounds the roots. If you plant in a container, simply ensure it has drainage holes.

2. Watering: Water your Tapioca deeply and regularly during the first full growing season for best results. If you’re not sure when to water your plant, check the top 2 to 3 inches of its surrounding soil – if it’s dry, it’s time to water. We recommend watering about once or twice weekly for best results.

3. Pruning: Remove any dead foliage to keep the plant growing well.

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Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, & 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zone 5 Week of April 10th
Zones 7 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
Order Total Shipping Charges
Less than $15 $11.99
$15.00-$23.99 $13.99
$24.00-$39.99 $16.99
$40.00-$79.99 $19.99
$80.00-$98.99 $24.99
$99.00-$128.99 $29.99
$129.00-$148.99 $39.99
$149.00-$178.99 $49.99

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