Cnidoscolus aconitifolius – Spinach Tree – Chaya (email for availability)

This tropical small tree or large shrub has attractive five-lobed leaves. It blooms nearly year round and the flowers attract butterflies big time! This plant is also a popular leaf vegetable in Mexican and Central American cuisines, similar to spinach.

Please email us with your zip code for availability. 

Description

This small tree or shrub is always in bloom for us here in south Florida. It is a big time butterfly attractant. I love the leaves on this plant. It is an attractive foliage plant in general without the flowers. Long white stems with white flowers pop up above the foliage and makes a nice display as well.

FAMILY : Euphorbiaceae
ORIGIN : Mexico, Guatemala
TYPE/USES :
small tree or shrub
MATURE SIZE :
Up to 12′ but trimmable to around 5′
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full sun to partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS
: average
MIN. TEMP. :
 mid 20’s
FLOWER :
year round, attracts butterflies

All photos are for reference purposes only. 

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 36 in
Gardino Nursery