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 Pereskia sacharosa

The red form in Argentina gets lots of sun. 

Author:   August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach, 1879
Family:  Cactaceae
Origin:  Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  6 meters
Flower:  Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Rhodocactus sacharosa, Backeb. 1966. Pereskia saccharosa, Pereskia moorei, Pereskia saipinensis, Rhodocactus saipinensis, Pereskia sparsiflora.

Pereskia sacharosa
at Katze.

Pereskia diaz-romeroana has caudex.

   This member of the Cactaceae was described by August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach in 1879. It is found in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. Growing in a well-drained soil, some humidity, some water and not too much sun. The bush will grow to 6 meters, the flowers are pink. It can be reproduced both by cuttings and seeds.

The genus named after the French astronomist Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc. The species name from the local vernacular name; sacharosa.

This might NOT be a caudiciform as Pereskia diaz-romeroana underneath. 

SubFamily: Pereskioideae        

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 Seeds of Pereskia sacharosa, and a small one.