This highly adaptable shrub will produce an edible tuber that puts potatoes to shame while still offering a beautiful aesthetic. A beautiful and practical addition to any garden.
Native to South America, this shrub is mostly grown for its edible tubers that are packed with nutrients and fiber. Also known as yuca and “bread of the poor,” it provides 3 times more calories than a potato and is considered one of the most consumed carbohydrates in developing countries.
It has large green leaves and flourishes in spring and summer, producing beautiful multicolored flowers from a wide array of warm colors. It is highly adaptable and is considered to be easy to care for.