Guava as Houseplant - Knowledgebase Question

Newtown Square, PA
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Question by SMBlades5
May 4, 1998
I purchased two guava plants (1 pineapple and 1 strawberry) but no instructions came with them. The company I purchased them from can't help me. Do you know where I could get instructions for these two plants?

Answer from NGA
May 4, 1998
Pineapple guava (Feijoa sellowiana) is a subtropical small tree or large shrub in the garden but will grow to about six feet in a large tub. It needs plenty of light and should be grown in a cool greenhouse with a minimum temperature of about 40F. Allow the surface of the soil to dry out between waterings.

The strawberry guava is a type of Eugenia. Eugenias generally prefer a warmer greenhouse environment with a minimum temperature of about 60F and again, plenty of light. A moist but well drained, slightly acid mix should be adequate. It will be quite a reward if you can get these plants to fruit indoors!

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