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Cnidoscolus aconitifolius - Chaya Tree Spinach

Chaya is a domesticated shrub, from Central America, traditionally used as a vegetable and for medicinal purposes. Today it is becoming more and more popular because of its healthy nutritional value. It is easy to grow in sunny drained locations, including in large pots.

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Chaya is a domesticated shrub, from Central America, traditionally used as a vegetable and for medicinal purposes.  This tree spinach was initially spread by the Mayan people and later it also became popular in the Caribbean islands.

Today Chaya is becoming more and more popular because of its healthy nutritional value. It is easy to grow in sunny drained locations, including in large pots.

Chaya leaves have to be boiled before eating. Raw leaves are toxic, bitter and sometimes itchy too!

What do we ship?

We offer a pack of three thick cuttings, just the right size for rooting easily. Be prepared to plant it in a pot of at least 18 cm, filled with good garden soil and place it in full sun, at 18-30 C.  We ship worldwide.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 150cm-200cm
Botanical family Euphorbiaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 10 ºC to 15 ºC
Flowering Season Summer
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Green
Care Low-maintenance
Care Pot
Shape Shrubs
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