Plant Care Acerola Cherry
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Acerola Cherry

Also known as

acerola, nancerol, acerola, nancerol, acerola, nancerol, acerola cherry, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry, wild crepe myrtle and barabdos cherry

Taxonomy

Malpighia emarginata
Malpighia
Malpighiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Acerola Cherry

Water

How often to water your Acerola Cherry

Water needs for Acerola Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Acerola Cherry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Acerola Cherry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for acerola, nancerol in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Acerola Cherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Acerola Cherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Acerola Cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Acerola Cherry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Acerola Cherry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Acerola Cherry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Acerola Cherry

Acerola Cherry

Acerola Cherry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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