Malpighia Glabra, Pink Flowering Malpighia - Plant
Description for Malpighia Glabra, Pink Flowering Malpighia
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prune if necessary after flowering.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Cereza, Cerisier, Semeruco||White||Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec||8.00 to 15.00 feet||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.
|Full sun||well-drained soil||Medium||30 Â°F||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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.