Guava

Pineapple Guava Bonsai

Diary Of Guava Bonsai Trees


Yes, I'm on a plant binge.  It's not too expensive of a hobby when it is made mostly from seeds.  It does require patience and perseverence, some planning and being adaptable to the nature of the trees.

But, really....  The guava bonsai is just too cute not to try growing it.

The seeds are ordered, and the selections (based on an online
Strawberry Guava Bonsai
recommendation) is the Pineapple and Strawberry bonsai trees.  The botanical names are Feijoa Sellowiana Pineapple Guava and Psidium Cattleianum - Strawberry Guava.  The seeds may not be true, but it is a cheap little experiment.

The seeds will need to be boiled for 5 minutes to break dormancy and then soaked in a shallow bowl of water for several weeks to germinate.  This will be a long process... But not that long in bonsai years.

Being impatient, I ended up ordering one of each from WellspringGardens.com.  They have been great for some interesting plants I want to try out.


April 2, 2017; 552 Days To Fresh Fruit
Guava plants


It has been some time since making an update here.  Of the four, we have three survivors.  Two pineapple and a strawberry guava.

They are still small in stature,but the growth is looking really good.  I've never had any kind of guava fruit, so I'm hoping these will be worthwhile taking care of them.



Guava Plant Seedlings

October 7, 2016 Seedlings Arrived; 730 Days To Fresh Fruit


Through some ordering mishaps, we ended up with three Pineapple Guavas and a Strawberry Guava Plant.  We're going to keep one Pineapple, Murron, and the Strawberry Guava, Isabelle.  The others are going to my son.

One of the Pineapple Guavas seems to have dropped all of its leaves, and the other guavas have some leaves that have dried and dropped off.  My best guess right now is that the plants were over watered during transport and with our normal pre-potting transplanting.  For pre-potting, we set them in a plate and allow them to get bottom watered.