The guava is a tropical to sub-tropical tree. Its leaves are used in many medical in India and neighbouring countries. Often used in curries, the leaves are generally called by the name "guava", though they are also translated as "Strawberry Guava".
It is a small tree, growing 9–11 m. tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm diameter. The leaves are pinnate, with 20-50leaflets, each leaflet 9–15cm long and 1–2 cm broad. They are highly aromatic. The flowers are small, white, and fragrant.
- Plant in a nice big pot with rich compost and some grit
- Water sparingly in winter
- Use mineral based Houseplant Focus fertiliser in the growing season from our webshop
- Keep the leaves clean and spray with foliar feed House plant Myst available from our webshop
- Your plant will come in a 13cm polybag and will be about 30+cm tall as shown in image 3.
- Grown from seed in Suffolk.