Plant Care Cassava


About Cassava

Cassava is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Cassava belongs to the Manihot genus, and is native to Brazil.

⚠️ Cassava is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. These plants are not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


Manihot esculenta

How to care for Cassava


How often to water your Cassava

Water needs for Cassava
0.5 cups
every 9

Cassava needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Arcadia, California.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cassava

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Cassava in Arcadia, California

Arcadia, California

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Finding light for Cassava in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cassava: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cassava love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Arcadia, California ⛅.

Cassava does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Cassava

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cassava: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cassava after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Cassava is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cassava



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Arcadia, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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