Guarana, Paullinia cupana, is a climbing plant in the maple family, Sapindaceae, native to the Amazon basin and especially common in Brazil. Guarana features large leaves and clusters of flowers and is best known for the seeds from its fruit, which are about the size of a coffee bean.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Brazilian cocoa, guarana gum, guarana paste
Maximum Reachable Height
8 to 10 Feet
White to pale white
Planting and care
No restriction in watering, keep the soil deeply and evenly moist. Water the guarana plant every morning before the sun hits the leaves.
For growing guarana, soil should be acidic, pH level around 4.5.
Light, loamy soil is recommended.
Obtaining seeds is not easy as this rather a rare plant. What is more challenging is that mostly guarana seeds are viable only for about 72 hours (after which it decays drastically) and may require up to 100 days to issue the first leaflets.
Sow seeds 1/2 inches deep. Always keep the soil moist. It is important at the same time to keep the substrate warm and humid with minimum temperature around 20 ° C. Alternatively, to soften the seed coat, you can also keep the seeds in warm water for 24 hours before proceeding.
Full Sun to Partial Shade
28 to 29 degrees C
Apply any organic fertilizer
Guarana special feature
Guarana features large leaves and clusters of flowers, and is best known for the seeds from its fruit, which are about the size of a coffee bean.
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Guarana is a plant named for the Guarani tribe in the Amazon, who used the seeds to brew a drink
Today, guarana seeds are still used as medicine
Guarana is used for weight loss, to enhance athletic performance, as a stimulant, and to reduce mental and physical fatigue
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Guarana ?
Guarana is commonly known as Brazilian cocoa, guarana gum, guarana paste
How tall do Guarana grow?
On average Guarana grows 8 to 10 Feet
What color are Guarana ?
A Guarana plant bears flowers of color White to pale white
When Guarana blooms?
With enough light, Guarana may produce White to pale white flowers in Summer
How hard is Guarana to grow?
A Guarana is Moderate
How much sunlight does a Guarana need?
A Guarana prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Guarana need?
A Guarana prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Guarana need?
A Guarana prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Guarana like?
A Guarana prefers 28 to 29 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Guarana ?
To encourage Guarana growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Friday, 29 November 2019
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