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Jun 30, 2016 4:05 PM CST
|I was given a small cutting of this about 30 years ago and was told it was a broad leaf cactus. It is woody rather than succulent, the leaves turn beautiful yellow/orange with pinkish red on the bottom when it is in full sun; it gets leggy without enough sun in the winter. The thorns are narrow and sharp (a lesson I repeatedly seem to have to learn first hand). It roots very easily from cuttings. I'm told it is native to Africa. Anyone know what it is? Thanks!!|
Jun 30, 2016 4:18 PM CST
|Could it be a Pereskia? Although that one would not be native to Africa..|
Jun 30, 2016 5:40 PM CST
|It looks a lot like Barbados Gooseberry (Pereskia aculeata) |
More photos for comparison on this page: http://www.glasshouseworks.com...
It's listed as an invasive species in Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Jun 30, 2016 8:01 PM CST
|That looks like it! Thank you!|
This one has never bloomed for me but the color of the leaves more than makes up for it. Now that I know what it is I can look at what it wants in order to bloom.
Again, thank you!