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Pereskia grandiflora /Rose Cactus

Pereskia grandiflora  / Pereskia grandiflora
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Scientific Name: Pereskia grandiflora
Common Name: Rose Cactus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green, Yellow
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: A slow growing succulent grown as a container plant indoors during the cold months and outside in filtered shade during the warm months. Do not allow soil to dry out between waterings. Pear-shaped fruit that resemble chayote (mirliton) are produced in the warm months.