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Chaya, Dwarf (Cnidoscolus Aconitifolius)

SKU 01102
$12.00
In stock
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Chaya, Dwarf, Mexican Tree Spinach (Cnidoscolus Aconitifolius)- Live Plant

Ships in a 4" Pot

This is a large fast-growing and productive perennial with a tendency to grow "tree-like". Traditionally cooked in Mexico like spinach, this super food is packed with more nutrition than spinach. DO NOT eat raw, the leaves must be "blanched" before eating. Chaya thrives in Florida's hot, rainy, summers and is a great candidate for container gardening.

Compared to other dark green leafy vegetables, chaya contains much higher amounts of several macro– and micronutrients, including protein, vitamin A, niacin and vitamin C. Compared to spinach ( Spinacia oleracea), chaya contains twice as much protein and vitamin A and over six times as much vitamin C. In addition, chaya is a good source of calcium, iron, thiamin, and riboflavin. Uncooked chaya leaves contain cyanogenic glycosides but these toxic substances are broken down during cooking and other processing steps. The nutrient content (e.g. vitamin C) is also affected by these processes.
  • Average mature height: 6-20 feet
  • Light: Full sun, tolerates shade
  • Soil: grows in a broad range of soil types, well draining
  • Hardiness zones: 9-11
Our Favorite Uses: saute in stir-fry.



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-Stress- Shipping can cause stress to a plant, mostly because it spends a few days in a dark stuffy box. Most of plants survive with no problems or with a minimal stress (some leaf drop may occur), and recover quickly others may require extra love and attention with watering and gentle light after unboxing.
-Physical damage- Sometimes a carrier may damage boxes during handling.
It does not happen often as we try to pack your plants with extra special attention but unfortunately there are some things beyond our control.  In cases of serious damage, only the carrier can be responsible for it- so please contact the carrier within 30 days to start a claim. If it's just a broken branch or even part of a stem - just let it grow, take care of your plant and it will respond to your love. We understand your frustration if damage occurs, and strive to do everything we can on our end to minimize all damage and stress on the plant 

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