Not only are these sugar cane plants
edible, but they also make beautiful landscape plants. The cane
pictured is the "Florida Red" with the clump on the left being this
years newly planted cane and is less than 3 months old and the clump
on the right is last years unharvested canes with this years new
growth. The plants regenerate every year from the roots with double
the number of canes as well as increased size of canes.
Closeup of the new growth, as well as last years unharvested cane. The number of canes will approximately double each growing season as well as becoming fatter each year.
The young sugar cane plants are now
potted in 3 gallon pots in a mixture of soil with a PH of 6.8. This
photo was taken on the first of June this year. These plants will grow
to the full height as seen in the other pictures during a single growing
season. After harvest, the cane roots will remain dormant through the
winter and then resprout with additional and larger canes the
following spring after the ground warms up.
Florida Red and Java Green Sugar Cane Varieties
Limited supply of Red-Striped Ribbon chewing cane available in 2004.
Reserve your ribbon cane plants for 2005!