Bloemen-flowers Pereskia grandifolia

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  • Article number: PERGRA03

Pereskia grandifolia is a cactus, although it would not seem to be the growth of leaf to this succulent.
This unusual succulent is not very known and usually only found in botanical gardens.
The Pereskia is a Brazilian cactus, which can grow up to 7 meters high.
However, as a kuiplant, you can easily keep this slow growing plant in check by pruning.
Also, the Pereskia grandifolia like most succulents is very drought-resistant.

The elongated leaves are thick and fleshy, fresh green in color and are 5 to 20 cm long. In the leaf axils there are sometimes a few black straight spines of 1 to 3 cm long. 
The leaves are used in Brazil in salads or cooked.
This particular cactus blossoms almost all year when it's above 18ºC and likes to be in full sun to half shade.

She blossoms with big pink / red flowers that grow up to 7 cm.
In the border around the middle of the flower are many bright yellow stamen and white stamps in the middle.
The flowers appear are clusters and the bloom is very exuberant.
After flowering, fruits appear pear-shaped to triangular and grow in the stem.
When they turn yellow to red they are ripe. These fruits are edible and smell good.

If you hibernate the plant in a cool place, it will lose its leaves and then barely water it (keep it reasonably dry). 
In the hot season, the Pereskia grandifolia may get water and moisture, this is good for better growth.
Winter hardness zone 11 (+ 4ºC).

  • Article number: PERGRA03
  • Minimum temperature: +4ºC
  • Location: Sunny, light shade, half shadow
  • Soil type: No special requirements
  • Water requirement: Slightly moist, drought tolerant
  • Full ground:
  • Tub plant:
  • Flowering period: 5-10 (if hot blooming almost all year long)
  • Origin / habitat: Brazil
  • Growth rate: Reasonably slow
  • Maximum plant height: 100/200 cm in tub (pruning possible)
LennartPosted on June 11, 2021 09:39

Blij verrast met deze plant (grote maat besteld). Impulsaankoop toen ik een andere plant bestelde, maar ben nog blijer met deze. Groeit goed en kwam al aan met bloemknoppen. Mooi groot glanzend blad. Gezonde plant met dik stammetje, veel blad en wortels en zonder plaagdieren. Staat bij mij in de serre met veel licht.

Jenny B.
Jenny B.Posted on January 5, 2016 17:09

Ik moest even geduld hebben maar het lijkt erop dat de eerste bloem eraan zit te komen!

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