Guava Plants may be grown in a number of methods, including via seed, and air layering. Most guava grown for commercial purposes is grafted onto an established rootstock, which promotes plant growth and flowering. If you grow guava from guava seed, the plant may not produce fruit identical to the parent, but it can still make an attractive container plant.
- To boost the likelihood of germination, soak the seeds in water for two weeks or boil them for five minutes, and then put them in a container with soilless seed-starting mix.
- Cover the guava seed with a little quantity of seed-starting mixture.
- Place the in a warm location above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and sprinkle it anytime the top surface of the soil feels dry.
Two to eight weeks are needed for seed germination. When the baby guava plant gets robust (which can take a few months), it can be moved into its adult pot and cultivated in an area with temperatures of at least 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Young are initially relatively slow-growing, so don’t be shocked if it takes them many years to reach a beautiful size.
How long does it take for guava to grow from seed?
The exotically delicious guava fruits offered by larger supermarkets and fruit vendors originate from a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree that may be cultivated as a unique container plant. In many places, this is the only way to cultivate this plant, as it is extremely sensitive to cold and will perish at the first sign of frost, especially while the plants are young.
- Guava is a tiny tree or shrub with a single or several trunks.
- It has mottled green bark and long, 3- to 7-inch serrated leaves above a broad, short canopy.
- The white blossoms yield 2 to 5 inch long oval or pear-shaped fruits.
- Depending on the cultivar, the flavor and hue of the fruit vary.
- These plants may reach heights of 20 feet or more in the landscape, but as an interior container plant, they are maintained considerably smaller.
Getting indoor guava plants to blossom and produce fruit is, at best, a gamble, thus the plants are often cultivated as novelty specimens, similar to how an indoor orange or fig tree would be grown. As with other tropical fruits, it may be a lot of fun to harvest guava seeds from a fruit purchased at a grocery shop and develop a little tropical tree.
|Botanical Name||Psidium guajava|
|Plant Type||Broadleaf evergreen shrub or tree|
|Mature Size||4–20 feet (indoor plants will be smaller)|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Soil Type||Rich, well-draining soil|
|Soil pH||4.5 to 7.0 (acidic to neutral)|
|Bloom Time||Usually spring|
|Hardiness Zones||9–11 (USDA)|
|Native Area||Caribbean, Central and South America|
Soil Requirement for Guava Cultivation in Containers – Guava grows well in a variety of soil types, but requires well-drained, fertile soil for container cultivation. The optimal pH range for soil is between 4.5 and 7. Mix organic manure and perlite or vermiculite into the soil to improve its fertility and drainage.
How deep do you put guava seeds?
Information about Germination – Guava seeds are moderately difficult to germinate. The most common stumbling block is not giving adequate time for germination, as guava seeds require a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks before germination is possible. Plant seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep in moist, sterile soil.
- Maintain a consistent soil temperature between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cool soils will significantly delay seed germination time, and soil temperatures below 60 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit will prevent germination altogether.
- Estimated germination time under optimal conditions: 4 to 12 weeks, though occasionally longer.
Seeds typically exhibit staggered germination.