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Malpighia Glabra, Pink Flowering Malpighia - Plant

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

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 Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle, Acerola, Manzanita Pink April through October 8 to 15 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.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun, Part shade Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone. Well-drained. Well-drained soil Medium 20 to 30 degrees 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.

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