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Papaya, Mamão, Melon Tree

Height 20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
Conditions Zone 9-11, Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade
Family Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee)
Species Domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a)
Seed Collecting Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Water Requirements Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Bloom Color
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Red-Orange
  • Bright Yellow

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About this plant

Papaya, Mamão, and Melon Tree plants are a beautiful addition to any landscape. These plants are fast-growing, drought-tolerant, and can be grown in a variety of soils.

They are also frost-tolerant and can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11. Papaya, Mamão, and Melon Tree plants are not only beautiful but also produce delicious fruit.

3 Vendors

This item is available for sale from the following companies:

A Nearly Native Nursery
(Fayetteville, Georgia)
Eldon Tropicals
(Ocala, Florida)
Shady Gardens Nursery
(LaGrange, Georgia)

*All purchases are redirected to external companies websites

7 Traders

This item is available for trade from the following companies:

Trader Company Offering Trade Now
(Fayetteville, Georgia)
Eldon Tropicals
(Ocala, Florida)
Plants and Cuttings
Shady Gardens
(LaGrange, Georgia)
Pland and Seeds
Eldon Tropicals
(Ocala, Florida)
Royal Gardens
(LaGrange, Georgia)
Plants, Roots, Tubers and Bulbs
Garden Center
(Danville, Kentucky)
Indoor Plants
Plants Kingdom
(Marion, Illinois)
Tropical, Cactus & Succulents