|Florida, Brazil, Argentina, Caribbean
|Ease of cultivation
|Easy to grow a plant
|Stems reach 2-3 m in length
|High, up to 20 centimeters per season
|In the summer: room, 73,4-77, to 80,6 ° F, at night the plant is kept at a temperature several degrees lower. Pereskia – heat-loving plant, in winter, she also needs to to be kept warm.
|Preferably not less than 40%. Regular spraying with soft water is required in summer and in winter. However Pereskia well tolerated and dry air.
|Bright light, south windows. In the summer you want to make shade from the hottest sun, winter lighting should be bright. In the shade, the plant may die.
|It requires a well-humified permeable substrate. For a mixture of own preparation should take equal parts of coarse-grained sand or perlite, turf ground, leaf earth, peat. Good drainage is required.
|In summer, water abundantly with warm water every 8-10 days. The soil between watering should be slightly dry. The plant is harmful as the drying of the earthy coma, and stagnation of moisture. In winter, water less often – 1 time in 3-4 weeks.
|During growth 3-4 times per season, depending on the growth rate, feed fertilizer for cacti or for flowering plants. Useful fertilizing with organic fertilizers.
|The plant can easily reproduce by stem cuttings with 1-2 nodes. Cuttings after a small drying are rooted in a mixture of peat and sand. Faster cuttings root at a temperature of 77-82,4 ° F. Cuttings are well rooted in the water. After germination of the cuttings it is necessary to pinch.
|Creamy white flowers are gathered in inflorescences which after flowering should be cut.
|Young plants are transplanted annually in April, at the age of more than 5 years – every 3-4 years, with each year changing the top layer of the soil.
|Features of care
|It is grown as an ampel plant in hanging baskets or you can use a support for the shoots. Too long shoots Pereskia from time to time is shortened. Pereskia is often used as a rootstock for other cacti.
|Sometimes there are mealybugs, spider mites, whitefly. Strongly vytyauntye shoots and small leaves indicate a lack of light. Leaves wither, turn yellow and fall off from waterlogging the soil.