Carica Papaya, or more commonly know as Papaya, is a tree shrub with white-gray foliage and white flowers of the genus Carica. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 20 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is year round, blooms during indeterminate and is intolerant of shade. Carica Papaya or Papaya's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Florida and Hawaii.
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