Plant Care acerola, nancerol

acerola, nancerol

About acerola, nancerol

acerola, nancerol is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.


Malpighia emarginata

Also known as

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

How to care for acerola, nancerol


How often to water your acerola, nancerol

Water needs for acerola, nancerol
0.5 cups
every 9

acerola, nancerol 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, nancerol

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for acerola, nancerol in your home

Light needs and placement for plant acerola, nancerol: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

acerola, nancerol love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

acerola, nancerol does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of acerola, nancerol in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize acerola, nancerol

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

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Care Summary for acerola, nancerol

acerola, nancerol

acerola, nancerol

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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