Phyllanthus acidus growing tree of the genus Phyllanthus also known as Star gooseberry tree, Phyllanthus acidus perennial evergreen plant used for the edible fruits, medical plant and as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Leaves color green in elliptic shape, leaves grow in pinnate structure
Flower color pink to red in cross shape, the flowers cover the tree
Phyllanthus acidus fruits
Fruits color yellow in round shape, fruits are sour.
Alternative names: Otaheite gooseberry, Malay gooseberry, Tahitian gooseberry, Country gooseberry, Star gooseberry, Starberry, West India gooseberry, or simply Gooseberry tree
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Requirements for Phyllanthus acidus growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive in the tropic
Spring / Summer / and in the tropic all year
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Size of the plant:
2-10m, 6-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Cross shaped flower in red or pink color
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Phyllanthus acidus fruit?
Juice, eaten raw, jams
Work requirements on the fruit:
Collect for the tree
How long does it take to bear fruit?