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Rhodocactus grandifolius, Pereskia grandifolia, Pereskia grandiflora, Rose Cactus, Wax Rose, Perescia, Bastard Rose
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Rhodocactus grandifolius, Pereskia grandifolia, Pereskia grandiflora

Rose Cactus, Wax Rose, Perescia, Bastard Rose
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, 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 clusters of bright pink flowers. Pereskia likes full sun and dry conditions. Propagation is by means of cuttings. See Cacti page info


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