How to Grow Sugarcane

Sugarcane is best grown in zones 8-12, with temperatures 70-95 degrees F for an extended period of time, and can withstand some light frosts.

Botanical Information

Taxonomy

Saccharum officinarum

History

Physical Description

  • fast-growing
  • 3-5m tall
  • perennial
  • looks like a grass

Varieties & Cultivars

Categories or Types of Sugarcane

Colors Available

Varieties

Growth Requirements

Climate & Temperature Requirements

Air Temperature

Soil Temperature

Humidity

Day Length or Light Requirements

Site Conditions Favored

Soil Requirements

Soil Texture

pH

Nutrient Requirements

Propagation

Methods of propagation

Seed

  • does produce some seed, but not a reliable form of propagation

Division

Cuttings

  • most reliable form of propagation
  • each cutting should have at least two nodes on it
  • rooting temperatures: 68-86 degrees F
  • cuttings should not be wrinkled
  • light requirements: either shade or light (doesn’t matter)
  • in water:
    • stand cutting up in water
    • should produce roots from around the node and the water-end of the stalk in 1-2 weeks
    • move to soil & full sun in about one month
  • in soil:
    • loose & fluffy, well-draining soil
    • can be stuck upright in the ground (leaving about 1/3 above ground), or buried laying down – very lightly, only a little bit of soil covering them
    • keep moist

Transplanting or Potting Up

Seed Saving

Planting Out

Bed Prep & Soil Amendments

Bed Spacing

Row Spacing

Planting Depth

Alternative Bed Methods

Container Gardening

Routine Cultivation & Maintenance

Water Requirements

Fertilization Recommendations

Mulching & Weeding

Pinching or Pruning & Dividing

Support

Winterizing

Companion Planting

Helpful Companions

Harmful Companions

Companion to..

Pests, Diseases & Problems

Common Pests

Common Diseases

Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

Stem/Trunk

Flowers

Fruit

Roots

Harvesting & Storage

Edible Parts of the Plant

Yield

Days to Harvest / Harvest Timing

  • can be harvested anytime, but best after blooming

Harvest Methods

Storage of harvest

Fresh

Canned

Frozen

Pickled

Dried

Cooking

Nutritional Benefits & Values

Toxicity

Cooking

Preparation

Cooking Methods

Recipes (link to …/category/recipes/tag/[plantname])

Resources

Information for this article was taken from these sources:

  • https://www.canarius.com/blog/how-to-root-sugarcane-cuttings-2/

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