Leuenbergeria quisqueyana, Pereskia quisqueyana, Rosa de Bayahibe

Leuenbergeria quisqueyana, Pereskia quisqueyana

Rosa de Bayahibe
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Dominican endemic
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterPink flowersThorny or spiny

Leuenbergeria quisqueyana, often called Rosa de Bayahibe, is a Dominican endemic plant that grows from large shrub to a small plant measuring between 5-10 ft tall and up to 2-5 ft wide. It boasts beautiful pink flowers, a great addition to any garden.

Leuenbergeria quisqueyana is happiest when grown in full sun or semi-shade and requires moderate watering. It is important that the soil has good drainage, but stays moist during summer and drier in winter. Uncharacteristic of most cacti, L. quisqueyana cuttings should immediately be planted in a moist soil mixture as soon as they are taken.

This lovely shrub is hardy in USDA zones 9-11 and should tolerate cold temperatures, although they may require some protection if winter temperatures drop below freezing. To care for it during the colder months, it is best to grow it in containers and bring the pot indoors to a bright and warm spot.

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