Sugar cane - plant profile
The plantSugar cane is a tall grass which looks rather like a bamboo cane. Some forms grow up to 6 metres tall. The thicker stemmed forms are commonly known as 'thick' or 'noble' canes because of their tall, handsome and colourful stems.
|Image: Sugar cane is cultivated for its stem.|
Stem (cane) - robust and often brightly coloured. Sugar cane is cultivated for its stem. The main product is the sugar contained within it.
Leaves - broad leaves, growing alternately off the stem. The base of the leaves encircle the stem.