If you do not have a garden, you can still grow a papaya plant in a big pot indoors. Its beautiful trumpet-shaped leaves and small white flowers make it a great ornamental plant to beautify your terrace or patio.
If you are opting for the former, it is best to cut the fruit in half, remove the seeds and dry them in the sun before planting them. For best results, clean the gelatinous matter around the seeds in running water before drying. Make sure you dry them for a day or two before planting them, as over drying can make the seed lose the germinating features.
Before you plant the seeds, you need to first prepare the soil. Papaya seeds need a lot of nutrients to germinate and propagate, so fertile soil is a must. If you live in a tropical or subtropical climate, then you have a natural advantage as you do not need to toil to make the plant grow.
Some of them will be more robust with abundant leaves and shoots, while others might be weak. Remove any weak plants as they only leach nutrients from the soil.
If you want to plant one in a pot or a container, that can be done too. You just need to germinate the seeds in a pot which is filled with well-drained potting soil. Keep the plant in the balcony or on your terrace where it can receive plenty of sunlight, so that it can thrive in the pot.