Pereskia grandifolia


Pereskia grandifolia

Rose Cactus

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Native to Brazil and commonly found north through Mexico.

Growth Habit:

A sprawling shrub growing 15 ft tall. Deciduous in cool winter climates. It is easily propagated from cuttings or seeds.

Growing Requirements:

Grows in full sun or partial shade. It needs well-drained soil but more water than most cacti, especially during the summer growing season.


Pereskia is a genus in the cactus family that is unusual in having large leaves as well as spines. P. grandifolia has pink or white rose-like flowers which are followed by pear-shaped green fruit.

Where at Lotusland:

The Rose Cactus grows in the Cactus Garden, along with several other types of Pereskia.

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