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Ornamentally attractive palmately lobed leaves on a potted tropic houseplant of papaw tree Carica papaya | Heartwood Seeds UK
Showy fragrant trumpet-shaped cream flowers bloom throughout the year on frost-tender conservatory plant Carica papaya pawpaw
Large edible melon-like orange fruit of tropic conservatory houseplant pawpaw Carica papaya split open showing flesh & seeds
A tropical bird feeds on initially green, ripening to yellow-orange, fruits of herbaceous succulent melon tree Carica papaya
Small broadleaf evergreen tree of pawpaw Carica papaya with a palm-like umbrella canopy on a single stem within South America
Seeds of Cacrica papaya
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Carica papaya (Papaw Fruit) Flowering House Plant - 5 to 50 Seeds | £2.99 - £13.99

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Carica papaya (Papaya;  also known as papaw / pawpaw / melon tree)


Fresh seeds of Carica papaya (Papaya; also known as papaw, pawpaw or the melon tree) – with full instructions for germination.

A small, broadleaf evergreen, tree-like, herbaceous succulent, native to South America, growing up to 20 ft within open ground in the tropics, but will stay under 6 - 10 ft in height within a pot (depending on size of container).

The single, upright stem is topped by an ornamentally attractive, palm-like umbrella canopy of palmately lobed leaves, up to 2 ft wide.

Showy, fragrant, trumpet-shaped, cream flowers bloom throughout the year, followed by large, edible, fruits initially green, ripening to yellow-orange.

Frost tender (hardy to 10 - 15°C) so makes a great conservatory plant / houseplant. Within temperate regions, plants can be grown in large tubs outdoors during the warmer season, and then overwintered indoors within bright locations over the colder months.

Plants tolerate light shade if grown ornamentally instead of for fruit.

Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack.


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Genus: Carica


Species: papaya


English Name: Papaya / Pawpaw / Papaw / Melon Tree


Plant type: Evergreen broadleaf tree-like succulent


Eventual height: 6 - 10 ft when potted


Sun Exposure: Prefers full sun; tolerates partial shade if not being grown primarily just for fruit 


Hardiness: Frost tender: hardy to 10 - 15°C


Soil: Moist, fertile and well-drained. Water well during growing season, less in winter


Propagation methods: From seeds




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