Another one of my cacti is in bloom today, it is a leafy cacti. It is called Pereskia, , they are also called rose cacti and leaf cacti. These cactus look like a normal plant with small thorny spikes on the stems. These grow like shrubs and have pretty looking blooms. There are a few varieties of these plants , I have three of them, one has pink blooms, which appear in bunches , the orange one almost always is a single bloom like the creamy yellow colored one.
The pink and creamy yellow blooms are larger than the pink blooms. I almost threw away the yellow pereskia as the spikes are very long and they hurt me every time I am near them. I just noticed a week ago that I still had one piece of the stem stuck on to my mango sapling. I have rescued this cutting and put in a container to grow.
These plants could make beautiful hedges that can keep critter away from your garden and they also look incredibly beautiful when in bloom. Sadly I am never able to catch these blooms fully open as the open only in mid day when it is so hot. The flowers close around 4-5 pm much before the sun sets.
A link to the post on the pink pereskia or rose cactus
Have you seen rose cacti before?
Do you like them?
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An unusual rose. Stunning colour with the water drops.
Its a rose cacti, glad you like it.
You are welcome. Thank you for sharing.
I love pulling up your posts, you always show me cool and unusual plants. So I had to read about this one this morning. It even has edible fruit. What does it taste like?
Thanks , I collect unusual plants. It doesn’t have any fruits. sorry to disappoint you.
i don’t have much experience with cacti, other than seeing them in the wild.
Its the same one your daughter has, it just another color.
but she doesn’t let me near her plants while they are at my house!~
LOL , promise her you won’t water her plants.
neither my wife or I are allowed near them
This flower looks amazing..
All cacti flowers maze me.
So beautiful! Cacti seem to have very diverse blooms.
They do , the crown of thorns looks a paper art, some look like doughnuts. This one looks like a flower.
What a gorgeous flower! Shared it via Facebook.
Thank you so much, I am glad you like it.
A lovely color, never seen this one before.
I traded another color for this one with someone online.
I imagine how beautiful it is there with all the flowering cacti. You grow them indoors or outdoors?
All my succulents and cacti are grown on my terrace.