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 and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Flower color pink with 5 petals, the size 1-2 cm, grow 3-5 flowers in cluster.
Malpighia glabra fruits
Fruit color is red looks like cherry.
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Requirements for Malpighia glabra growing and care:
Sensitive to cold weather, frost free
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, in some cultivars the fruits are seedless
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to winds
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Need to open the tree (branches that grow into each other)
Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Malpighia glabra fruits?
Eat raw, juice
Work requirements on the fruit:
If the fruits attack needed to cover with net
How long does it take to bear fruit?