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HAVE: Cactus fans, here are pieces of Pereskia Aculatea

Posted by drasaid zone 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 7, 09 at 19:18

Spiny as all get out, it is a trailing vine like plant. It is supposed to get nice white flowers and yellow edible fruit, however it has never done so for me in New Orleans. I cut a great deal off of my mother's plant.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/barbados_gooseberry.html
http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week454.shtml
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Pereskia_aculeata.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Pereskia_aculeata.html&h=413&w=250&sz=12&tbnid=etXJyL4RxHvIdM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=76&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpereskia%2Baculeata&hl=en&usg=__1eaKBoq_Kd7QuV23wmF07h6rQ0Q=&ei=bZSlSvW1Joyy8Qap94XPDw&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image


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RE: HAVE: Cactus fans, here are pieces of Pereskia Aculatea

Is this the one that looks like a nest of furry snakes? I think they have one at the cactus greenhouse at Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. How big is your cactus?


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RE: HAVE: Cactus fans, here are pieces of Pereskia Aculatea

My Grandmother had that growing in the valley. I never knew it was a cactus though, hmmm. Do you take it inside in the winter?


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The links have pictures, if you want to see it. It has leaves

so it does not look like furry snakes.


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