Plant Care Wild Crepe Myrtle

Wild Crepe Myrtle

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 Wild Crepe Myrtle

Water

How often to water your Wild Crepe Myrtle

Water needs for Wild Crepe Myrtle
0.5 cups
every 9

Wild Crepe Myrtle needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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 Wild Crepe Myrtle

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 Wild Crepe Myrtle in Edmond, Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

53% Low

Growing Wild Crepe Myrtle in Edmond right now

Light needs for plant Wild Crepe Myrtle in Edmond, Oklahoma

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 29th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Edmond 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 Wild Crepe Myrtle in Edmond, Oklahoma

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.7% ☀️

November 25th, 2021

Edmond is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Edmond is expected to decrease by 26.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Wild Crepe Myrtle in Edmond, Oklahoma

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Edmond is getting an average of 9.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of daylight…

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Finding light for acerola, nancerol in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Wild Crepe Myrtle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Wild Crepe Myrtle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Edmond, Oklahoma ⛅.

Wild Crepe Myrtle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Wild Crepe Myrtle

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

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Care Summary for Wild Crepe Myrtle

Wild Crepe Myrtle

Wild Crepe Myrtle


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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