Malpighia glabra

Malpighia glabra growing plant of the genus Malpighia also known as Acerola, Malpighia glabra perennial evergreen – semi deciduous plant, can grow as shrub‎ to small tree also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic mediterranean or subtropical climate.

Flower color pink with 5 petals, the size 1-2 cm, grow 3-5 flowers in cluster.

Fruit color is red looks like cherry.

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Requirements for growing Malpighia glabra:
Sensitive to cold weather, frost free

What is the best way to start growing Malpighia glabra:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in Malpighia glabra?
Yes, in some cultivars the fruits are seedless

Difficulties/Problems with growing Malpighia glabra:
Sensitive to winds

When is the best time to plant a Malpighia glabra plant:
Spring

Pests and diseases in Malpighia glabra:
Aphids

When is the best time to prune a Malpighia glabra plant?
Autumn / Winter

How to prune a Malpighia glabra:
need to open the tree (branches that grow into each other)

What is the size of a Malpighia glabra plant?
1-3 m

Growth speed in Malpighia glabra:
Slow growing

Malpighia glabra Irrigation Water Management:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Malpighia glabra:
Full Sun / Half Shade

It is possible to grow Malpighia glabra indoor?
No

Growing Malpighia glabra is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

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When does Malpighia glabra bloom?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Pink flowers with 5 petal, the size 1-2 cm, grow in cluster 3-5 flowers

Pollination is done by:
Bees, self-pollination

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When does Malpighia glabra yield:
Summer / Autumn

Pests or diseases in Malpighia glabra fruit:
Birds

What can be done with big quantities of Malpighia glabra fruit?
Eat raw, juice

Work requirements on the Malpighia glabra fruit:
If the fruits attack needed to cover with net

How long does it take for a Malpighia glabra to bear fruit?
2-3 years