Leaves: The young leaves, when boiled and chopped, constitute a satisfactory potherb.
Selection: Malanga is best when firm and flesh is light-colored.
Ripening: Not necessary
Ethylene Production: Low
Ethylene Sensitivity: Low
Shelf Life: Malangas should not be stored outside of soil substrate for long periods of time. It tends to dry out.
Storage Temperature: 52°F
Storage Humidity: 70% – 80%
Malanga Lila Data Links:
Daves Garden – Extension – Google – PubMed – USDA – Wikipedia
Plant Germplasm (definition):
Ape (Ah-pay), Anyamanya cocoyam, arum nigrum, Arvi, Calaloo bush, Camacho, Cara, Dasheen, Eddoes, Inhame, Inhame roxo, Keladi, Malanga amarilla, Malanga cabeza, Malanga blanca, Malanga islena, Malanga lila, Mangarito, New cocoyams, Old Cocoyam, Papa China, purple-stem taro, Red coco, Slippery dips, Suran, Taioba, Taioba, Talas, Tanier, Taioba roxa, Tannia, Taro Root, Yautia amarilla, Yautia blanca, Yautia lila, Blue tannia, blue taro,black malanga, malanga morada, taioba, bore, tiquizque, macal, mafafa, quequisque, otoy, pasteles, alcapurrias, sancocho, mondongo, tayer, Yautia horqueta, Primrose malanga, Badu, Oto, Tarkwa, Montogoyo, Rascadera
Any portion of genetic material that can be grown into a live plant. Examples include seeds, stem cuttings (via many methods including air layering), root cuttings, root divisions (multiplication via division), leaf cuttings, leaf fragments (in tissue culture), rooted nodes (vines), “eyes” (offshoots from potato tubers), cacti pieces, etc. The term germplasm can also be used to describe a collection of genetic resources for an organism such as as a seed collection or, for trees, a nursery.
MASS SPECTRUM BOTANICALS (Tampa, Florida):
Germplasm Factory - Micronursery - Commercial Seed Bank
Areas of Intent & Expertise:
>Custom heirloom vegetable seed vaults.
>Live Plants of a useful nature (exotic fruits, tactical landscaping plants, etc.).
>Plant growth hormone regulators (PGR's) and other Plant Biostimulants.
>Rare edible perennial jungle plants (green leafy vegetable year round tropical plants).
>Drought tolerant edible landscape xeriscaping.
>Complimentary Cancer Survival medicinal plants;
>Cutting edge skin, weight & diabetes health targeting.
>Laboratory-spec seed sprouting, germination & vegetative propagation kits.
>Advanced horticultural science.
>Isolated herbal extracts. Pure & technical grade chemicals (powders, salts & crystals).
>Tissue Culture laboratory research supplies.
>Antibiotics for fish, bird, cat, dog, reptile, horse, marine, swine, chicken & invertebrate care.
>Aquarium, aquaculture, hydroponic, aquaponic & pet terrarium supplies.
>Bioremediation / phytoremediation environmental solutions for the natural cleanup of toxic / nuclear waste spill / contamination.
>Seeking to Buy / Sell / Trade. Seeking trade partners, suppliers and purchasing agents worldwide.
Buy live tropical Yam (Dioscorea) plants. Edible Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) tubers for sale. Order Live Malanga (Xanthosoma), Eddo & Taro (Colocasia esculenta) corms. Purchase perennial ginger (Zingiber officinale), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) & turmeric (Curcuma longa zedoaria) rhizomes. Selling Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus) 'yam bean' seeds. Live Semi-Aquatic Water Chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis) bulbs shipped worldwide. Note:
Typically our bulb type live products are dunked into bucket full of an aqueous (water) solution of "Myco Madness
" (mycorrhizal fungi
), Humic Acid & Fulvic Acid
along with the PGR's Brassinolide
, Indole Butryic Acid (IBA)
and Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NAA)
to ensure root growth is triggered. Next the germplasm materials are packed into organic Coconut Coir which itself contains natural rooting hormones. If you intend to eat the roots you'll be ordering include a note and the roots won't be dunked in the PGR solution (which is more effective than compound powder or gel even though water doesn't 'stick' to it).