Plant Care Acerola Cherry

Acerola Cherry

Also known as

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


Malpighia emarginata

How to care for Acerola Cherry


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 located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

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

Plant care guide for Acerola Cherry in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

33% Very Low

Growing Acerola Cherry in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Acerola Cherry in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Acerola Cherry in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight will increase by 43.6% ☀️

February 7th, 2023

Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 43.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Acerola Cherry in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of d…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Acerola Cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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