Papaya help needed.
Last year I bought a 4"-5" tall mexican papaya. It was lush and had many leaves.
Then it started dropping leaves until there were none. This was before winter. Here in sunny socal, we've been having weird weather. Now there are tiny tiny leaf "starts" growing on the tip and some buds along the side. The tree now is about 10" tall. But the leaves started on top have not grown one millimeter.
Is this normal? Obviously it's still alive because it's getting taller. But I'm worried about the leaf growth.
I had been keeping it outside, moving it around in the sun so it would get full sun all day. But we are expecting below freezing (30*) temperatures for the next few days, so I pulled it inside on a bench in front of a sunny window.
I've never had a papaya tree before and my buddys papaya tree has all its leaves still. Just wondering if mine is the oddball or not. I don't want it to die, I already lost a mango that was started from pit and was only 4"-5" tall.
Thanks in advance :)