Cruz del Matrimonio (Pereskia lychnidiflora)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Leaves: Deciduous
Broadleaf
Fruit: Indehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Yellowish orange
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Aug 28, 2019 6:33 PM

Spiny primitive cactus tree to 33 feet (10m) tall, usually around half of that. Broad, deciduous leaves and yellowish orange flowers. 1-2 leaves and 1-3 spines per areole on new growth. Flowers are solitary and terminal. Found in tropical deciduous forest from 0-1000m on Pacific slopes in southern Mexico to Costa Rica (including Guerrero, Oaxaca, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua). Spines have been used as needles in Guatemala. This is the only species of Pereskia native to Mexico. The species name means "lamp flower".

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