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 Miami, Florida.

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

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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 Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

58% Medium

Growing Wild Crepe Myrtle in Miami right now

Light needs for plant Wild Crepe Myrtle in Miami, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Wild Crepe Myrtle in Miami, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 14.7% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Miami is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to decrease by 14.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Wild Crepe Myrtle in Miami, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Miami is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of daylig…

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

Wild Crepe Myrtle does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Miami, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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 Miami, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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