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 Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Growing Wild Crepe Myrtle in Las Vegas right now

Light needs for plant Wild Crepe Myrtle in Las Vegas, Nevada

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Wild Crepe Myrtle in Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21.3% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Las Vegas is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Las Vegas is expected to decrease by 21.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.1 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Wild Crepe Myrtle in Las Vegas, Nevada

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Las Vegas is getting an average of 10.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.5 total hours of da…

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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 Las Vegas, Nevada ⛅.

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.

When to repot Wild Crepe Myrtle

Nutrient needs for plant Wild Crepe Myrtle in Las Vegas, Nevada

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 6th, 2021

The growing potential in Las Vegas is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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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 Las Vegas, Nevada, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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