Plant Care acerola, nancerol

acerola, nancerol

Also known as

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


Malpighia emarginata

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 located in Sacramento, CA.

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.

Plant care guide for acerola, nancerol in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA

100% Very High

Growing acerola, nancerol in Sacramento right now

Light needs for plant acerola, nancerol in Sacramento, CA

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Sacramento is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunli…

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Light needs for plant acerola, nancerol in Sacramento, CA

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 4.8% ☀️

July 27th, 2021

Sacramento is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to decrease by 4.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.1 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant acerola, nancerol in Sacramento, CA

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

July 27th, 2021

This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 13.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.7 total hours of …

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Finding light for acerola, nancerol in your home

Light needs and placement for plant acerola, nancerol: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

acerola, nancerol 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Sacramento, CA ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your acerola, nancerol thrive 🌿!


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.

When to repot acerola, nancerol

Nutrient needs for plant acerola, nancerol in Sacramento, CA

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

July 26th, 2021

The growing potential in Sacramento is high 📈.

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 an…

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Care Summary for acerola, nancerol

acerola, nancerol

acerola, nancerol

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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