My father, who lives in Florida, recently gave me a guava that was growing in his back yard. He potted it with soil from the ground and tossed in into the back of my van to bring home to Boston. This little stick with leaves looks pretty sad. The leaves have wilted and dried in spite of having been watered; even the tip is dry and brittle. The internet tells me that guavas can grow happily in containers but I'm afraid this one hasn't transitioned well from yard to pot.
Questions include: Has it past from this life? Is there no hope? What can I expect if it's not dead? How long should I wait to see if anything comes back? What can I do to encourage the little guy to pull through? In general what should I do? I have no guava experience.