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Pereskia bahiensis
Scientific Name: Pereskia bahiensis Grke
Synonym:
Family: Cactaceae
Pereskia  bahiensis Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix, to 26F (-3C). Deciduous below 40F (4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade, withstand dense shade

Origin: Brazil

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, up to 30 feet tall

Watering Needs: Drought resistant, regular water during the growing season for better growth, leaves drop during drought

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds


The Pereskias are very primitive cacti, that retain their leaves and woody stems. There are around 20 species of Pereskias native from Mexico, the West Indies, and Central and South America

Pereskia  bahiensis

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Propagation:
Contrarily to most other cacti, Pereskia cuttings should be planted immediately without a dry out period.

References:
Dry Climate Gardening With Succulents : The Huntington Botanical Gardens

Check for Field Collection numbers at Ralph Martin's Site


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