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5 Chaya Plant Tree Spinach Cuttings

5 Chaya Plant Tree Spinach Cuttings

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Chaya Plant


Chaya, commonly known as “tree spinach”, is a perennial shrub with edible leaves. It’s an excellent source of vitamins, fiber, proteins and enzymes.  As a year-round source of high-quality food in a wide range of conditions, it could be one of the most important edible-leaved plants in the tropics.  Chaya requires little maintenance and is widely cultivated in Mexico and Central America.  In Costa Rica, it’s also known as “chicasquil”.  Unfortunately, most locals only know it as an ornamental or living fence-line.

Tree spinach grows around 3 meters tall, with a thick main stem up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.  It can be cut and kept at a height of around 1-2 meters for easy harvesting.   Chaya was long used by the Mayans of the Yucatan Peninsula as a food crop and a medicinal plant.  The name “chaya” is derived from the Mayan name “chay”.

You will receive 5 cuttings of Chaya mansa (Spineless Maple Leaf Variety) each cutting approximately 8 to 10 inches long.

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