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Psidium guajava 'Nana'


Psidium guajava 'Nana'

Family Name: Myrtaceae
Common Name: Dwarf Guava, Miniature Guava

Psidium guajava 'Nana' is a cultivar which have small leaves and fruits. The leaves are narrowly elliptic and can reach up to 5 cm long while the fruit can reach up to 5 cm in diameter. The fruit turn from green to pale yellow-green when ripe.


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 1.8 m


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a shrub which can grow up to 1.8 m tall.
Foliage The leaves are narrowly elliptic, about 5 cm long.
Flowers The flowers are composed of 4 elliptic white petals and numerous, white stamens. They occur individually or in small clusters in the leaf axils.
Fruit The fruit are round (about 5 cm wide), and smooth. They are light green when young, and turn pale yellow-green when ripe.
Associated Fauna Flowers are pollinated by insects.
Cultivation It grows well in a large container and produces abundant fruit when grown in optimal condition.
Ethnobotanical Uses Edible Plant Parts : Edible Fruits
Food (Fruit or Vegetable): The fruit may be eaten raw or used to make juice.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Economic Garden, Naturalistic Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast to Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Easy to Grow


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

Non - Foliar and Storage

Trunk Type (Non Palm) Woody
Root Type Underground

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, White
Flowering Habit Polycarpic

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) Yellow / Golden
Fruit Classification Simple Fruit
Fruit Type Fleshy Fruit

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Master ID 1082
Species ID 2375
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Species record last updated on: 15 September 2023.