The Papaya Plant is a type of tropical fruit plant, native to Central America and Mexico. It grows up to 30 feet tall, however is commonly shorter whenever cultivated for fruit production. The tree features a single stem with a crown of lobed, large leaves that are deeply veined. The fruit of the plant is oval-shaped and can be orange, red, or yellow when ripe, with a juicy, sweet, flesh and black seeds in the middle. The Papaya Plant calls for hot temperatures, well-draining soil and plenty of sunlight to thrive, and is mostly grown in tropical and subtropical areas around the globe.