PLANT CARE ( Papaya )
|Papaya plants grow and fruit best in areas where temperatures remain warm to hot (70°F–90°F; 21–32°C).|
|Papaya needs bright light, its best location is on the south and south-west window.|
|The relative humidity for maximum rot in this research range from 60-80%.|
|In the summer, watering papaya often, every 3-4 days, does not allow complete drying of the soil.|
In addition to proper Papaya growing conditions, suitable care of Papaya fruit trees is also important. For Papaya trees to thrive, they require some fertilizer. Provide young plants fertilizer every 14 days using ¼ pound (.1 kg.) of complete fertilizer. Fertilize older trees with 1 to 2 pounds (.45-.9 kg.) of fertilizer once a month. Also, be sure to take a soil sample and amend it as necessary. Water trees frequently for best fruit production. Mulch trees with 4 inches (10 cm.) of wood chips to help retain moisture, taking care to keep the mulch 8 to 12 inches (20-30 cm.) from the trunk. Protect developing fruit from pests by placing a paper bag over them until they are ripe. Papaya plants grown indoors grow so fast that they may reach the ceiling in a matter of months. For this reason, they are often pruned off at the top to keep them in check. Cut off the main stem to a couple of feet tall.
An example picture gives a trustworthy image of the plant with good care. The plant in the example picture is not the plant that will be delivered. This is an example, so variations are possible. Eventually, the delivered plant may differ in for example size, the number of flowers & branches, The Plant Will be in a Plastic Pot Not The One Shown In The Picture.