*You are buying a tree representative of those pictured
Native to Brazil it is widely cultivated around the globe. A tough plant with few known pests, it is well suited to indoor life. Graceful in a pot, this little tree features glossy green leaves, small white flowers, exfoliating bark and of course, delicious guavas!
May be kept indoor or outdoor:
Indoor- Bright location either natural light or supplemented with grow lighting.
Outdoor- Full sun (except in hottest months) to partial shade can take the heat of a Las Vegas summer and is hardy down to about 25F. Provide shelter once into the 30’s.
Soil- Well-drained, high-quality bonsai soil. Not extremely particular but does best when does not stay wet.
Pruning- Prune anytime (summer is best) but leave a stub on branches as will die back to next pair, the stub can be snipped off later. Will bud back and sprout from the base.
Shaping- Can be trained in any style. If wired, must be wired when young as older branches become quite hard. Clip and grow may be most successful.
Repotting- Late spring is best when temperatures are in the 60’s.
Fertilizer- Feed a balanced fertilizer, perhaps slightly higher ‘P’ and ‘K’ values will yield better flowering and fruiting results.
ATTENTION! You will need to provide appropriate shelter when temperatures fall below 30F.