Bharangee (Bharangi) - Plant
Common name: Chinese guava, Strawberry Guava, Cattley Guava, Sabine
Bloom time: April to May
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 20 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean.
- Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds.
- Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.
Container plant which must be brought inside in winter in the St. Louis area. In Zones 9 and 10, it may be grown for fruit production or as an ornamental in shrub borders or as an informal hedge or screen.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Guava moth, fruit fly and whitefly can be sometime pests in subtropical outdoor plantings.
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