Plant Care Papaya


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Papaya has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Papaya has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Papaw and Pawpaw


Carica papaya

How to care for Papaya


How often to water your Papaya

Water needs for Papaya
0.5 cups
every 9

Papaya needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Papaya

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Papaya in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Papaya: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Papaya may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Papaya

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Papaya: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Papaya after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Papaya



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Papaya has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Papaya has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Papaya has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Papaya has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1 avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
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globe Clearwater, Florida

It’s super cute!☺️

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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