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Carica papaya cultivars


Carica papaya cultivars

Family Name: Caricaceae


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Species Epithet Type

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 2 m to 10 m


Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Fruits, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Container Planting, Parks & Gardens
Thematic Landscaping Economic Garden

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Bird-Attracting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Easy to Grow
Diseases In general, papaya cultivars are susceptible to the papaya ringspot virus which spreads through aphids.
Propagation Method Seed

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Master ID 34036
Species ID 8452
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Species record last updated on: 23 May 2024.

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