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Malpighia Glabra, Pink Flowering Malpighia - Plant

Malpighia Glabra, Pink Flowering Malpighia - Plant
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Malpighia Glabra, Barbados cherry is a shrub or small tree.
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Malpighia Glabra, Pink Flowering Malpighia Plant
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Description for Malpighia Glabra, Pink Flowering Malpighia

Plant height: 3 - 5 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches

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.

Common name(s): Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle, Acerola, Manzanita
Flower colours: Pink
Bloom time: April through October
Max reacahble height: 8 to 15 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and 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
Soil: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone. Well-drained. Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 20 to 30 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Malpighia Glabra

  • 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.

Typical uses of Malpighia Glabra

Special features: 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.

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

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Barbados%20Cherry.html
  • https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=magl6

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5 / 5 kanchana.avala 02 July 2018
Really very good product i have purchase one plant pack .
5 / 5 Madhuri Rajadhyaksha 01 July 2018
Can this grown in hot places.
5 / 5 Shweta Manju Sharma 29 June 2018
Very nice plant. Beautiful plant. Nurserylive service very good replace policy is very very good.?
5 / 5 karan puri 27 June 2018
Awesome.... Really I feel its now safe to buy plants online. Perfect packing....Great idea.
4 / 5 D Srinivas 26 June 2018
This is one of my favorite plants.

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