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PERESKIA Tropical Barbados Gooseberry Thorny Rose Fruiting Lemon Cactus Live Plant Unusual Colored Leaves Starter Size 4 Inch Pot Emerald TM

PERESKIA Tropical Barbados Gooseberry Thorny Rose Fruiting Lemon Cactus Live Plant Unusual Colored Leaves Starter Size 4 Inch Pot Emerald TM
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Although 'tropical cactus' seems like it might be a naming error, Pereskias are true members of the cacti family. Several species are native to the rain forests of South America. This cactus starts out as a heavily thorned, erect, woody shrub, and then spreads out to run, vine and climb. Pereskias are known by a number of common names that are frequently used interchangeable across the 15-20 species that make up the genus. Common names include Barbados, Spanish or West Indies Gooseberry, Lemon Vine, Lemon Cactus, Sweet Mary, Blade Apple, Rose or Gold Leaf Cactus or just Leaf or Tropical Cactus.

'Godseffiana' is a selected cultivar of Pereskia aculeata that is smaller in stature and not invasive. The large leaves are fleshy and cactus like and go thru a range of beautiful unusual colors as they age. Leaves begin burgundy, fade to peach, then golden yellow to mature in a soft pastel shade of olive green. The coloration will vary depending light level, temperature and humidity,

Godseffiana flowers in the summer and fall. The flowers range in color from white to creamy yellow tinged pink, and have a light somewhat lemony fragrance. An edible fruit follows the flowers. However, this plant does not fruit as easily or heavily as the larger growing species and rarely produces fruit when grown in colder climates or indoors.

Pereksia is a unique item and makes a great conversation piece. It is frequently grown in hanging baskets, or in planters hanging over a wall or fence.

Its thorny habit makes it useful as a boundary planting to discourage intruders.

Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant w/ 4 inch diameter root zone. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping. May be shipped bare, wrapped root ball w/o pot.

*Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
  • Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
  • Common Name: Tropical Cactus
  • Bloom Form: Single
  • Mature Size: 6 to 8 feet
  • Fragrance: Light lemony
  • Suggested Uses: Feature, Focal, Boundary, Accent
  • House Plant Adapative: Yes, but may require supplemental light
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
  • Extended Long Term Warranty: None
  • Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Color: Yellow peach flower, burgundy peach leaves
  • Special Features: Easy to grow, bright foliage, scented flowers, edible fruit
  • Species: Pereskia godseffiana
  • Sunlight: Full sun to light shade
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11
  • Watering: Moderate
  • Model: 4Q-DXSQ-KTEK
  • Shipping Weight: 2.0625lbs
  • 7 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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