Pereskii - Features Of The Pereskian Subfamily

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Pereskii - Features Of The Pereskian Subfamily
Pereskii - Features Of The Pereskian Subfamily
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Pereskiev subfamily
Leaves are large Leaves are small
in length not less than 6 cm and up to 20 cm, in width about 4-6 cm in length no more than 6 cm, on average 3-4 cm, in width 1-3 cm
Coastal cacti Tropical cacti Mountain cacti
  • Pereskia aculeata
  • Pereskia bahiensis
  • Pereskia bleo
  • Pereskia grandifolia
  • Pereskia sacharosa
  • Pereskia guamacho
  • Pereskia lychnidiflora
  • Pereskia marcanoi
  • Pereskia portulacifolia
  • Pereskia quisqueyana
  • Pereskia zinniiflora
  • Pereskia diazromeroana
  • Pereskia humboldtii
  • Pereskia weberiana

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Pereskiev care features

The peculiarities of caring for cacti of the genus Pereskiev directly depend on the genetic need that has developed over many centuries of evolution. At home, we should strive to bring the conditions of detention as close as possible to those in which a particular species grows in nature.

Coastal cacti

Habitats - river floodplains, dry forests up to 500 m above sea level.

  • Ideal conditions for growing these species are cold wintering between 7-10 ° C. With light moisturizing every 1-1.5 months. Cacti lose some of their leaves during dormancy.
  • These types of pereskivyh very easily adapt in milder conditions. They can survive the winter at 15 ° C with sparse watering and without loss of leaves.

Tropical cacti

Habitat - hot and dry areas of the tropics.

  • These are the most demanding types of pereski.
  • Winter temperature should not be lower than 18 ° C, preferably not higher than 20 ° C, watering is sharply limited. At this time, cacti lose some of the leaves, but with the end of dormancy, they overgrow with new ones.

Mountain cacti

Habitat - dry forests and valleys at an altitude of 5 to 20 thousand meters above sea level.

Most of these species prefer cold wintering at temperatures no lower than 8 ° C and no higher than 10 ° C without watering

Description of species

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