Psidium cattleianum, commonly known as Cattley guava or Peruvian guava, has small red or yellow fruit, which are somewhat sour but sometimes eaten or made into jam. This tree is very beautiful with stout, dark green leaves with small fruits in between the clusters of leaves that bring this tree diversity. The health benefits of guava include the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, cough, cold, skincare, high blood pressure, weight loss and scurvy.
- Plant Type. Flowering (Fruit) Tree
- Product Height. 2-3 feet (including the pot)
- Season. Early Spring
- Plant Growth. Can grow up to 20 feet
- Sunlight. Full sun required. Protect the plant from hard freezes
- Watering. Water frequently after planting and then keep mature trees moderately moist during the blooming and fruiting seasons
- Soil. Well drained soil where the plant roots have enough room to spread
Fertilizing. Fertilize growing guavas every one to two months while young and then three to four times per year as the tree matures. Guava trees need a high amount of nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potash, along with some magnesium for maximum fruit production.
- Climate. Require tropical to sub-tropical climate, cold protection, shelter from freezing winds even in sunny warm climates.
*Actual product may vary