Plant Care Barbados Cherry
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Barbados 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 Barbados Cherry

Water

How often to water your Barbados Cherry

Water needs for Barbados Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Barbados 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 Barbados Cherry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for acerola, nancerol in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Barbados Cherry: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Barbados Cherry may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Barbados Cherry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Barbados 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 Barbados Cherry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Barbados Cherry

Barbados Cherry

Barbados Cherry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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