Carica "Papaya" 4"

The Papaya is a small sparsely branched tree with cool palm looking leaves.  The leaves will be enough of an awesome reason to have this plant as it will most likely not fruit for you inside.  Doesn't matter, we like it. 
  • Light - full sun
  • Watering - even moisture
  • Soil - potting mix

Images are used for general reference only. The size, shape bloom and fruiting state of each plant will vary. 

The Papaya is a small, sparsely-branched tree with cool deeply-lobed, palm-esque leaves. The leaves are enough reason to have this plant as it’ll most likely not fruit inside. Doesn't matter, we like it. 

Light: Full sun

Water: Even moisture

Environment: Grown in zones 10–12; moist, well-drained soil; heavy feeder with fertilization 

Toxicity: Unripe fruit can be toxic; no other information available 

Habit / Size: It’s actually considered a tree, though its trunk reads as a palm; grows fast and can often produce fruit after the first year in native climate 

Of Note:

  • The genus name comes from the botanical name of the Ficus carica due to the species' leaves or fruits resemblance
  • They normally have a lifespan of about five years or more in good conditions. 

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, help avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.

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