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May 13, 2016 5:54 AM CST
Hi I have a small tree or large bush its called a spinach tree has papya leaves and puts off little white tiny flowers. Butterfly magnet!!. It is always loaded with them zebras and swallowtails others i have no clue what there name is grows very easy. Smiling
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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May 19, 2016 4:32 PM CST
Hi! That must be Chaya. I've heard it's a good nectar plant, as well as being edible, but have never grown any.
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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May 19, 2016 4:52 PM CST
You should add your photos of Chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius) to the database mkb136!
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Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
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May 24, 2016 10:59 AM CST
It just took one look at those fine looking leaves to know it wouldn't be hardy in my zone. Thanks for the ID Linda & Leslie!

May 24, 2016 11:20 AM CST
Hi it grows fast and air layers easy I would grow it and as fall approaches I would air layer a few for the following year and go again. Even though I live in Fla we still get down to 20's only takes one time to get them. So I go through alot of work to keep what I have.
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