'Tille' the Barbados Cherry - #598
'Tille' the Barbados Cherry - #598
'Tille' the Barbados Cherry - #598
'Tille' the Barbados Cherry - #598

'Tille' the Barbados Cherry - #598

$ 195.00

This one-of-a-kind tree stands apart from the rest. What you see in the photos are what you get, and there will never be another one like it.

I’m Tille, the Barbados Cherry and I'm native to the Caribbean. My leaves are evergreen and lanceolate shaped. I have small pink flowers that grow in clusters in the spring. If healthy, my flowers eventually turn into little red fruits called Acerola high in vitamin C and antioxidants which is used to make juice, jams and jellies. One Acerola cherry contains the total daily allowance of Vitamin C, about 50-100 times than that of an orange or lemon.

I like full sun to indirect bright natural light and warmer, humid temperatures to bloom. The best spot for me would be a sunny location with some afternoon shade.

To water, submerge my pot up to the rim for 5-10 minutes and let me drain thoroughly. Submerge about once every 4-5 days-- more often when it is very hot or dry or when my pot feels about 1/2 lighter. Keep me in temperatures above 50 F all year. For good air circulation, put me in a room with a fan or open window. You can fertilize me through April to November for an abundant Acerola harvest.

Symbolism: The Barbados Cherry is one of the richest natural sources of Vitamin C, and thus has historical significance as a go-to remedy for colds and flu. In Feng Shui, cherries carry the Fire element, symbolizing courage and passion. Its Chi, 'Li,' illuminates paths and inspires personal growth through understanding and learning.

Includes basic care instructions. We always recommend doing more research as each environment-- and tree!-- is unique. Plate sold separately.

Pot Size*: Medium: 4"W x 3.25"H x 3"O

Total Size: 7.5"W x 11"H

*as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations

**Solar Gold planter handmade exclusively for Dandy Farmer in Aichi, Japan.