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  Psidium guajava 'Nana'
  Family Name : Myrtaceae

  Common Names : Dwarf Guava, Miniature Guava

 
Dwarf Guava,Miniature Guava
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
      True
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Shrub up to 1.8 m tall.
      Foliage: Leaves are narrowly elliptic (5 cm long).
      Flowers: White flowers are composed of 4 elliptic petals and numerous, white stamens. They occur individually or in small clusters in the leaf axils.
      Fruits: Round, smooth fruits (5 cm wide) are almost the same size as non-dwarf cultivars. Light green immature fruits turn pale yellowish green at maturity.
      Cultivation :
      It grows well in a large container and will bear much fruit.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable: The fruit may be eaten raw or used to make juice.)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Naturalistic Garden, Economic Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White, White
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Yellow / Golden
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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