Water your guava tree. While the guava tree is young, you should water it 2 to 3 times a week. Once it matures, however, it won’t need as much water so 3 to 4 times a month should suffice. Guava trees are sensitive to waterlogging, so be sure to regulate what you give.
Guava Plant Care
- Guava plants can be grown in both humid and dry climates; the optimal temperature for growing guava is 68°to 82°F.
- Plant guava in full sun; in desert regions plant guava in partial shade or protect plants from the midday sun.
- Plant guava in compost-rich, well-drained soil.
- Guava trees will grow where the soil pH ranges from 4.5 to 9.4 a neutral pH of 6 to 7 is optimal.
- Avoid planting guava trees in low spots where cold air and cross can settle.
Choosing the Right Guava Plant
- Choose a guava variety that will fit your garden dwarf guava plant to 3 feet tall standard cultivars grow to 12 feet tall or taller. Some varieties of Guava plants can grow to nearly 30 feet tall in tropical climates.
- Guava fruits are mostly self-fruitful. Some cultivars may produce more fruit when cross-pollinated with another variety of Guava plant.
- Guava plants bloom throughout the year, but the time of the heaviest bloom is with the onset of warm weather in spring.
- Honeybees are the chief guava plant pollinator.
Guava Yield: Mature guava tree can produce 50 to 80 pounds of fruit each year.
Spacing Guava: Consider the size of the guava tree at maturity when spacing guava in the garden. Most cultivars for home gardens can be planted 10 to 15 feet of Guava plants apart or less.