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Leuenbergeria bleo, Pereskia bleo, Pereskia corrugata, Rose cactus, Wax rose, Perescia

Leuenbergeria bleo, Pereskia bleo, Pereskia corrugata

Rose cactus, Wax rose, Perescia
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySeaside, salt tolerant plant

It is a member of the Cactus family and therefore has spiny stems. One of the most attractive for use in gardens, it can grow to 9Ft in height but can also be kept pruned into a bushy shrub; it has woody stems, fleshy, pale green leaves, and creamy orange to pinkish flowers followed by funny yellow fruit (see pics). Pereskia likes full sun and dry conditions. Propagation is by means of cuttings. See Cacti page info


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