Malpighia Glabra, Pink Flowering Malpighia - Plant

Malpighia Glabra, Barbados cherry is a shrub or small tree.
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1Malpighia Glabra, Pink Flowering Malpighia - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Malpighia Glabra

grows up to 15 feet tall with widespread branches and evergreen oval leaves. The leaves are evergreen, simple, 0.5-15 cm long, with an entire, wavy margin. The flowers are solitary or in umbels of two to several together, each flower 1-2 cm diameter, with five pink or white petals.

The fruit is a red, orange or purple drupe, containing 2-3 hard seeds. It is sweet and juicy, and very rich in vitamin C, up to 65 times that of an orange.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height9 inch (23 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle, Acerola, Manzanita
Maximum Reachable Height 8 to 15 feet
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time April through October
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance. The vines need to be trained early when they are young.
  • You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
  • Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
  • Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.

    Malpighia Glabra care

    Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.

    Sunlight Full sun, Part shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone. Well-drained. Well-drained soil
    Temperature 20 to 30 degrees F
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Malpighia Glabra special feature

    Specimen for lawns or small areas around the home. Border peripheries. Japanese gardens. The ground cover form can be used as a ground cover, on banks or cascaded over walls.

    Malpighia Glabra uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Culinary Use:

    • Eaten fresh or as a flavoring for drinks
    • Commonly used in parts of South America to flavor ice creams, drinks, and cocktails

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Malpighia Glabra?

    Malpighia Glabra is commonly known as Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle, Acerola, Manzanita

    How tall do Malpighia Glabra grow?

    On average Malpighia Glabra grows 8 to 15 feet

    What color are Malpighia Glabra?

    A Malpighia Glabra plant bears flowers of color Pink

    When Malpighia Glabra blooms?

    With enough light, Malpighia Glabra may produce Pink flowers in April through October

    How hard is Malpighia Glabra to grow?

    A Malpighia Glabra is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Malpighia Glabra need?

    A Malpighia Glabra prefers Full sun, Part shade

    How much water does a Malpighia Glabra need?

    A Malpighia Glabra prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Malpighia Glabra need?

    A Malpighia Glabra prefers Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone. Well-drained. Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Malpighia Glabra like?

    A Malpighia Glabra prefers 20 to 30 degrees F

    How often should I fertilize my Malpighia Glabra?

    To encourage Malpighia Glabra growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


    Thursday, 13 February 2020

    Plants are a great way to bring a little natural beauty indoors.

    Amit Kumar

    Thursday, 28 November 2019

    Excellent proctus collection

    Rashmi Verma

    Thursday, 21 November 2019

    Buy this just 2 weeks ago .and its growing very nice

    Kamal Knotbreaker
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