Carica Papaya

 16.99

Papaya Tree

Supplied in a 12cm Pot
Plant height 15cm approx.

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Carica Papaya

Carica papaya, commonly known as papaya or Pawpaw, is a tropical fruit tree native to the Americas but now cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. It’s characterized by its fast-growing nature, and in the right conditions, can reach heights of up to 6 meters with a single straight trunk. The papaya tree has large, deeply lobed leaves clustered at the apex of the trunk, forming a canopy. The fruit is large and oblong, typically green when immature and turning yellow-orange when ripe – though in this country Papaya is grown for interest as a foliage plant.

They are not completely frost-hardy so need to be kept in a greenhouse in the winter months. They make a very interesting conservatory plant and are as visually attractive as a palm tree.

Name: Carica Papaya
Approx. Height and spread:
Position: Sun – protected from wind – can be grown in a conservatory.
Soil Ph: All
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Hardiness: Not frost hardy – over-winter in a greenhouse or grow in a conservatory

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