Plant Care Barbados Cherry

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 located in Tucson, Arizona.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Barbados Cherry in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

58% Medium

Growing Barbados Cherry in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Barbados Cherry in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Barbados Cherry in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 18.6% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 18.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Barbados Cherry in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for acerola, nancerol in your home

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

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

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

Barbados Cherry does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot Barbados Cherry

Nutrient needs for plant Barbados Cherry in Tucson, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Tucson is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for Barbados Cherry

Barbados Cherry

Barbados Cherry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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