Plant Care Malpighia Emarginata

Malpighia Emarginata

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 Malpighia Emarginata


How often to water your Malpighia Emarginata

Water needs for Malpighia Emarginata
0.5 cups
every 9

Malpighia Emarginata 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 Malpighia Emarginata

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for acerola, nancerol in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Malpighia Emarginata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Malpighia Emarginata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Malpighia Emarginata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Malpighia Emarginata

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

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Care Summary for Malpighia Emarginata

Malpighia Emarginata

Malpighia Emarginata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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